Bats – according to international bat expert Kate Jones – are cool. From the wonders of echolocation to a surprisingly long lifespan, they possess a fascinating set of special skills and characteristics that make them endlessly interesting to study. They’re all around us – the UK is home to 18 different species and some can even be found in Regents Park, a stone’s throw from Wellcome Collection. And yet we know surprisingly little about them. Kate Jones, a biological statistician at University College London and the Zoological Society of London, is passionate about harnessing the power of citizen science to monitor bat populations and learn more about their population distributions and biodiversity. Join her in conversation to find out more about her investigations into these elusive and amazing creatures.