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Out in the Field- Bat counts!

#outinthefield This spring, our summer students Amy and Kaylee spent a couple evenings doing bat counts! Annual bat counts are an important conservation tool because it allows us to monitor significant changes in their population. There are several diseases (that do not affect humans) that are putting some bat species at risk. Monitoring bat colonies allows us to collect data and track the potential spread of disease. Bats are an incredibly important part of local food chains and are instrumental in pest control. Some species of bats can eat up to 1000 mosquitoes in a single night! Bats also help orchards and vineyards by reducing the number of pests in the area. Interested in promoting bat colonies on your property? Follow the link below to find out how you can help bats!


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