Bat Resources

_dsc5326For those of you who attended my recent bat class, thanks for coming out! I had a great time sharing what I know about bats and I hope you will join me in becoming a spokesperson for this amazing animal….or, for others who just happen to be interested, here are some great resources about bats.

General

  • A Year in the Life of a Bat  from Bat Conservation Trust
  • Species profiles–this is super cool! You can put in your state and then get profiles of all the bats that live there. It also the range of the bats. A wonderful resource From BCI
  • Watch this great video from BCI showing some of the world’s bats

 

Another video, this about the secrets of bats, a documentary that is 50 minutes long:

 

Myths

Amazing Adaptations

Singing Bats!

 

Bats as carriers of infectious diseases

Bat Houses and excluding bats from houses

White-nose Syndrome

Wind Energy and Bats

On Vampire bats

Citizen Science

  • Acoustic monitoring programs–if you live in western North Carolina and want to participate, contact

Katherine Caldwell
Wildlife Diversity Biologist
Associate Wildlife Biologist®

NC Wildlife Resources Commission
Asheville, North Carolina
828-545-8328

ncwildlife.org

Interested in visiting a bat viewing site? Here are some resources for you:

Want to become a member of Merlin Tuttle’s Bat Conservation? It is a great organization that is run by an amazing man who has done amazing things for bats of our planet. If you love bats, this is a great way to give back.

Please feel free to contact me if you have any other questions or comments for me. I will be happy to try and look up things for you or point you in the right direction if the answer you are seeking isn’t here. Hope to hear from you soon!