Bats Are Friends, Not Pests!

By: 
Olivia Pearman

Did you know bats can live for about 35 years? Did you also know that bat populations are being wiped out by a disease called the White-nose Syndrome? With this bat box installed at the Quinnipiac Meadows Nature Preserve, we hope to boost bat populations in the area and spark conversations about these important creatures that we have been rapidly losing over the last several years. Jenny Dickson from the CT DEP came to speak to us about bats in CT and David Budries (pictured above) donated the bat box and helped us install it. See more pictures from the event here. Go see the bat box for yourself at Quinnipiac Meadows! It is on an old telephone pole between the Meadow Walk and the gravel entrance road. Approximate location shown here.

Blog Date: 
Thursday, July 23, 2015