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FEATURE: Batgirl Adaica Rodriguez to the rescue

Posted On: 15 Sep 2019   |   Posted By: Press and Journal

FEATURE: Batgirl Adaica Rodriguez to the rescue

If you listen carefully you can hear the soft beat of wings in the darkness, with the glimmer of streetlights only a few miles away.
Bats are elusive creatures with an air of mystery, perhaps because they are nocturnal and are therefore rarely seen.
With connotations to Dracula, it's fair to say that bats are not the most popular of mammals, and the majority of people would not go in search of their roosting spot.
But urbanisation in part means bats are closer than we think, and you don't need to visit a ruined castle in the north-east for your first bat experience.
Dozens of people have been encouraged to find out more about bats and their night-time activities by the work of one woman who is determined to dispel myths and educate people on the bat population in Aberdeen.
© DC Thomson
Adaica is pictured making bat boxes with Stuart and Laura Addison and their two children Reuben and Mason, at The Hub on Manor Avenue. Picture by KATH FLANNERY
Adaica Rodriguez has been a community ranger for almost one year,...

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