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Bat-friendly capped mineshafts.

Bat-friendly capped mineshafts.
Near Porthtowan, Cornish coast path. These mineshafts would once have been capped with concrete but now they are given grilles to enable access for the colonies of bats that use them.

Pam J, Jenny McIntyre, Erhard Bernstein, micritter and 37 other people have particularly liked this photo


55 comments - The latest ones
 Boro
Boro
Superbe compo !!!
10 months ago.
 Andy Rodker
Andy Rodker club
Thank you, Boro!
10 months ago.
 Malik Raoulda
Malik Raoulda club
C'est une bonne idée de permettre aux chauves-souris l'accès au puit.
10 months ago.
Andy Rodker club
has replied to Malik Raoulda club
Yes indeed! Many thanks, Malik!
10 months ago. Edited 10 months ago.
 Doug Shepherd
Doug Shepherd club
Nice shot and a great idea for the bats.
10 months ago.
Andy Rodker club
has replied to Doug Shepherd club
Indeed! Thank you, Doug!
10 months ago.
 Jean
Jean
A lovely vista and a clever solution that caters for everyone.
10 months ago.
Andy Rodker club
has replied to Jean
Thank you, Jean and, yes; hats off to whoever came up with this solution!
10 months ago.
 Jaap van 't Veen
Jaap van 't Veen club
Nice and colourful.
Thank you for the info Andy.
10 months ago.
 Annemarie
Annemarie club
wonderful!
10 months ago.
 Andy Rodker
Andy Rodker club
Jaap,
Annemarie,
Thank you both!
10 months ago.
 Nora Caracci
Nora Caracci club
Penso che tu abbia una grande nostalgia della Cornovaglia ...
tutte le tue belle foto lo testimoniano
10 months ago.
Andy Rodker club
has replied to Nora Caracci club
That's true, Nora! Thank you!
10 months ago.
 Maeluk
Maeluk club
That is a great idea .. it makes a lovely image too.
10 months ago.
Andy Rodker club
has replied to Maeluk club
It does! Thank you, Steve!
10 months ago.
 Ulrich John
Ulrich John club
Very interesting, Andy ! And a nice picture !
10 months ago.
Andy Rodker club
has replied to Ulrich John club
Many thanks, Ulrich!
10 months ago.
 HappySnapper
HappySnapper club
I think in these days of Pandemic bats are not in the top ten of favorites.
10 months ago.
Andy Rodker club
has replied to HappySnapper club
Probably true but then, it's not really their fault!
10 months ago.
 polytropos
polytropos club
Wow! A wonderful idea!
10 months ago.
Andy Rodker club
has replied to polytropos club
Thank you, Poly!
10 months ago.
 tiabunna
tiabunna club
A lovely coastal scene and an interesting concept.
10 months ago.
Andy Rodker club
has replied to tiabunna club
Many thanks, George!
10 months ago.
 Keith Burton
Keith Burton club
What a good idea.................and I guess it provides refuge etc for other wildlife as well.

A great show of wildflowers Andy and a nice view out to sea!
10 months ago.
Andy Rodker club
has replied to Keith Burton club
I'm trying to think what other wildlife you mean, Keith! Bats seem to be more or less about the only candidates to me!
Pleased you like it. I'll add wildflowers to the notes ... Ah! I see I already have! (Well to keynotes anyway!)
10 months ago.
Keith Burton club
has replied to Andy Rodker club
There will be plenty of wildlife among the flowers (insects mainly) which won't get bothered now there is that structure keeping people out :-)
10 months ago.
Andy Rodker club
has replied to Keith Burton club
All in all, a win-win situation, Keith!
10 months ago.
 Marie-claire Gallet
Marie-claire Gallet club
Interesting view, Andy !!!!
10 months ago.
Andy Rodker club
has replied to Marie-claire Gallet club
Many thanks, Marie-claire!
10 months ago.
 RHH
RHH club
They do that with many of the old mines in Death Valley. What a wonderful photo of the Cornish coast. Must make a point of getting back there again.
10 months ago.
Andy Rodker club
has replied to RHH club
Glad it's now common practice, Ron!
10 months ago.
 cammino
cammino club
Good idea!
10 months ago.
Andy Rodker club
has replied to cammino club
Yes. Thank you, Reinhold!
10 months ago.
 Rosalyn Hilborne
Rosalyn Hilborne club
Good information Andy. I didn't know that.
10 months ago.
Andy Rodker club
has replied to Rosalyn Hilborne club
Thank you, Rosa.
Nor did I. I was puzzled, assuming they were to stop cattle, ponies, dogs and humans falling down. So I had to look it up (I forget where) and found out!
10 months ago.
 raingirl
raingirl club
What a cool thing! It's nice when humans get the picture and help our fellow earth creatures.

We have swifts that migrate through the city every October. They use a very tall chimney from grade school (old building still in use). When my daughter went there, they wouldn't turn the furnace on in the school until the swifts had moved on - all the kids wore their coast inside. That was until about 10 years ago when they finally got a different type furnace and no longer use the chimney at all, so the swifts can stay as long as they want without the kids being cold!
10 months ago.
Andy Rodker club
has replied to raingirl club
Yes, sometimes people can do some heartwarming things!
Thank you, Laura!
10 months ago.
 Anton Cruz Carro
Anton Cruz Carro club
Lovely weather to compliment this lovely scene Andy. Well done. Best wishes, Anton.
10 months ago.
Andy Rodker club
has replied to Anton Cruz Carro club
Many thanks, Anton!
10 months ago.
 Cheryl Kelly (cher12861 on flickr)
Cheryl Kelly (cher12… club
Fantastic!
10 months ago.
 Andy Rodker
Andy Rodker club
Thank you, Cheryl!
10 months ago.
 Earthwatcher
Earthwatcher club
Great idea for a bat-friendly method of keeping the old mine shafts safe. Hope there are more of these! Love the flowers too - heather and gorse. Also an orchid just right of centre? Or perhaps a foxglove (more likely, thnking about it...)
10 months ago.
Andy Rodker club
has replied to Earthwatcher club
Thank you!
Yes there are 100s of these scattered round the coast and inland too. I think the plant is heather, just a little bit more prominent than its neighbours!
10 months ago.
 Jocelyne Villoing
Jocelyne Villoing club
.. et la végétation a repris ses droits pour le plaisir des yeux !++++++++
10 months ago.
Andy Rodker club
has replied to Jocelyne Villoing club
Indeed! Many thanks, Jocelyne!
10 months ago.
 Leon_Vienna
Leon_Vienna club
So beautifully composed!
10 months ago.
Andy Rodker club
has replied to Leon_Vienna club
Thank you, Leon!
10 months ago.
 slgwv
slgwv club
Now _that's_ interesting! Here they just tend to get filled in, at least in the immediate vicinity of the urban area, for hazard amelioration.
10 months ago.
Andy Rodker club
has replied to slgwv club
As they did in the past here too, Steve. Fortunately some more enlightened folk had other ideas ...
10 months ago.
 Xata
Xata club
I am a bat’s friend.....
10 months ago.
Andy Rodker club
has replied to Xata club
Pleased to hear it, Isabel!
10 months ago. Edited 10 months ago.
 Jenny McIntyre
Jenny McIntyre club
How interesting, Andy. It's lovely to hear that, so this way the bats can go into the caves and be safe.
10 months ago.
Andy Rodker club
has replied to Jenny McIntyre club
They can come and go from their roosting places. I didn't know it but they use these opsn-cast mineshafts to roost in during the day.
10 months ago.
 Pam J
Pam J club
LOVE THE WAY THEY HAVE DONE THIS
9 months ago.
 Andy Rodker
Andy Rodker club
IT'S GOOD, ISN'T IT, PAM!!
9 months ago.

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