- Eight species of bats live in Wisconsin
- Bats in Wisconsin either live in caves or trees
Bat with White-Nose Syndrome, Courtesy of Pixabay
- Bats use echolocation to navigate and capture prey
- Bats help control the bug population and can eat up to 1,000 mosquitoes in one hour
- Bats save Wisconsin farmers up to $658 million every year in the form of pest control services
- White-nose syndrome is a disease that could severely impact Wisconsin's bat population
- Bats of Wisconsin - Wisconsin's eight species of bats are all evening bats and eat insects to survive. Find out more fascinating facts about these bats, some of which are either considered endangered or threatened.
- 2014 Roost Monitoring Report - The Wisconsin Bat Program's summer roost monitoring project services to gather information about bat colony numbers and bat roost locations.
- Wisconsin Bat Program - Driving Acoustic Bat Survey Report - This report will keep a perpetual record of bat acoustic recordings in Wisconsin. The recordings will help determine white-nose syndrome affected areas in the state.
- Bat Exclusion : Method Used by the Wisconsin Bat Program - The document describes widely accepted and non-lethal approaches to removing bats from one's home.
- Building a Bat House - Building a bat house is a great way to keep bats around without having them live with you! A bat house will provide a safe place for bats to thrive.
- The Echolocator Newsletter - Stay on top of news related to the Wisconsin bats with this newsletter. Provided by the Wisconsin Bat Program, topics include information about white-nose syndrome, bat populations and tracking, and other educational programs relating to bats.
Mary Hutnik, Resources for Libraries and Lifelong Learning
Abby Swanton, Resources for Libraries and Lifelong Learning