The country's first bat survey has identified 12 different species in Norfolk alone.
So far this year, monitoring stations have recorded a quarter of a million bat calls in the hope of finding out more about their habitat and lifestyle.
Click below to see Kate Prout's report:
More top news
The Met Office has issued a yellow cold weather alert and there's the risk of snow in places later on Boxing Day.
Mostly dry and bright, but chilly. Frost tonight.
Most places will see bright or sunny spells through the day, but with a few showers around, especially during the morning.