mer, 04/04/2018 - 04:13

Insectivorous microbats are voracious nocturnal feeders on crop and forest pests . In order to support our small, winged friends, we need to ensure opportunity for balance within their ecosystems. In areas that are impacted or potentially impacted by White-nose Syndrome (WNS), we can all be stewards of the bats by engaging our local community through education and research. This project aims to contribute to the MYLU conservation efforts through enhancement of artificial roosts – Bat Houses. In Michael Short's quick video clip published through "Let's Go Outdoors", we can go on a night hike with local conservationists to learn about acoustic monitoring, the release of rehabilitated bats, to learn about the Alberta Community Bat Program - a program of WCS Canada, and to understand the Nelson family’s commitment to lifesaving alternatives; these allow them to live in harmony with bats by creating alternate habitat for the bats to occupy, while restoring their historic family home to a bat-free home, and creation of alternate habitat for the bats to occupy. Stay tuned to Ruling the Roost for information on the improved bat house of the future!