Mammals. Harvest mouse, water vole, hedgehog, brown hare, mountain hare, otter, and three bat species, all present in Barnsley, are UK BAP priority species. In this local Biodiversity Action Plan we have highlighted these as local priority species and also included all bat species found locally.
Brown and Mountain Hares
If other UK BAP priority species are recorded in the Barnsley area - for example polecat - then these would be added to the local list of priority species.
Mammals. Harvest mouse, water vole, hedgehog, brown hare, mountain hare, otter, and three bat types, all present in Barnsley, are priority species nationally, nine in total. In addition all the other bat species present in Barnsley are also local priority species.
Other mammals known to be present in Barnsley include: badger, fox, weasel, stoat, field vole and wood vole, mouse ## and brown rat.
Protection given to badger.