Did You Know?
- Bats are mammals.
- Bats can eat close to their body weight in insects every night.
- Bats are not blind. Sonar enhances their vision rather than replacing it.
- Bats can help pollinate plants and spread seeds.
Three bat boxes were installed around Peters Township on April 8, 2021. Bat houses like these give bats a place to roost away from buildings, attics and chimneys. Dedicated roosting areas and shelters are key to co-habitation between bats and humans. Unfortunately White-Nose Syndrome is decimating our bat populations. Shelters like these help bats survive, but there is much work to be done.
The boxes were installed at Fire Station #1, Peters Lake Park, and near the Peters Township Community Recreation Center.
Check out videos and photos from the installations below.