Bat Facts and Conservation
The most widely distributed bat species in the United States are the Little Brown Bat and the Large Brown Bat. Little Brown Bats especially love to roost in man-made structures and Bat Boxes with narrow crevices they can fit into snugly. Little Brown Bats will even roost behind shutters or wood siding, whenever they can find a crevice to sneak in.
All bats like a warm roosting place when they are active in summer and having their young.
So position your Bat Box high up around 15-20 ft. in an open facing spot, unobstructed by tree branches that catches morning sun.
Bats in your state
Here’s a great informational tool at Bat Conservation International. Select your state and click – and you’ll see all species found – plus descriptive profiles of each one.
White Nose Syndrome
White Nose Syndrome is a fungal disease that has decimated bat colonies especially in the North Eastern United States. But the good news is that some colonies have stabilized at about one third of their original size, because some bats are naturally resistant to the fungus.
These bats need our help to rebuild their numbers – and warm, snug bat houses help them reproduce in summer.
Learn More about WNS from these links.
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