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How are the bats doing this year? I know last year they had that nose fungus. Is there anything we can do to help them? Would a bat house help?
The bats are still not doing very well. Last winter we saw about a 50% drop in the hibernating bats population's. This year we expect the total decline to be about 80-90%. We will not know for sure until about mid May when they have all retuned from hibernation. A bat house is still a good idea, but much be a large house and placed in the sun. If you would like plans let me know and I can send them to you. Here is a link to a blog I wrote on the topic. http://www.clevelandmetroparks.com/Main/Notes-From-The-Field-Blog/45.aspx
Thanks for the question!
Watershed Stewardship Center
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