Bat Cave & Bug House

If you’re afraid of creepy crawlies then I suggest you head back outside!

Humming-bird Hawk-moth

Macroglossum stellatarum

The humming-bird hawk-moth are found across the UK and can be spotted all over coastal areas, woodland and even in your  own garden. They’re mainly active from May to September and have a wing span of 50-58mm.

Starting off ass a caterpillar in a cocoon, they hide in crevices and holes in treees.

 

Fruit Bat

Chiroptera

The fruit bat is known for it’s scary orange eyes and are sometimes referred to as flying foxes thanks to their thick reddish fur. 

Their wingspan is about 140cm as they fly through the bat cave under the protection of darkness. True to their name, the fruit bats are herbivores with a particular taste for fruit!

During the daytime in the wild you will find them hanging upside down from trees! 

Death Stalker Scorpions

Leiurus quinquestriatus

Run and hide, it’s the deathstalker scorpion! Gorwing up to 4 inches long, their venom is toxic. It is one of the world’s most dangerous scorpions and if you get stung you’ll need a large amount of  antivenom – quickly!

Generally found in North Africa and the Middle East, they feed on insects like spiders, earthworms and even other scorpions!

They’re noctornul so you will find them hunting in the evening and sleeping in the day.