Nation diary: bats hunt by the sunshine of the silvery harvest moon

Wenlock Edge, Shropshire Seen via the shaggy boughs of an previous larch, the complete moon had the unusual attract that moths and wanderers know

A streetlight within the lane enamelled hollies with a sodium glow and sucked the color from the leaves of different bushes. The church bell rang eight or perhaps 9; there was a soughing via the limes.

Abruptly, I felt a tiny sonic growth and the draught of a bat’s wing near my ear. It was like a faucet on the shoulder, not a shock a lot as a greeting however, all the identical, a jolting from ideas about one world into one other, the place unseen lives nearly contact.

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