Action: Plant field margins with a diverse mix of plant species
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- We found no studies that evaluated the effects of planting field margins with a diverse mix of plant species on bat populations.
‘We found no studies’ means that we have not yet found any studies that have directly evaluated this action during our systematic journal and report searches. Therefore we have been unable to assess whether or not the action is effective or has any harmful impacts. Please get in touch if you know of such a study for this action.
Planting field margins with a diverse mix of plant species can increase the abundance and diversity of invertebrate prey for bats. See also ‘Retain unmown field margins’. For studies that may carry out this intervention alongside other interventions to benefit bats on farmland, see ‘Introduce agri-environment schemes’.