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July 18, Fort Payne: Bat House Workshop

Bat House Workshop
HEY BAT FANS.... COME BUILD YOUR OWN BAT HOUSE!

Bats are the only mammals capable of true flight. With extremely elongated fingers and a wing membrane stretched between, the bat’s wing anatomically resembles the human hand. Almost 1,000 bat species can be found worldwide. In fact, bats make up a quarter of all mammal species on earth! A little known fact is that the bat plays an important role in many ecosystems. They help to keep the populations of insects and bugs from getting too high & also help with pollination, something that the bees and birds are usually given all of the credit for! If you love bats, then this is the workshop for you. 
Date: Saturday, July 18, 2015
Time: 10:00 am to 12:00 noon AND 1:00 pm to 3:00 pm
Where: DeSoto State Park-Fort Payne, Alabama.
Fee: Free, and open to everyone. Only 10 house kits available per session, so pre-registration is required. Because quantities are limited, we will only allow one kit per family...this lets more people enjoy this free opportunity. Call 256.997.5025 or email us for details.
See this video about making your own Bat House!
www.habitatforbats.org
Did you Know?
  • Nearly 1/4 of all mammal species are bats. That’s around 1,000 kinds of bats!
  • Bats are mammals. They are the only mammals that can fly.
  • Bats are the slowest reproducing mammal on the earth for their size, most producing only one young (pup) per year.
  • Vampire bats, which do feed on blood, account for only 3 of the world’s species of bats and live only in Latin America.
  • Bats are not blind and many have excellent vision.
  • Bats do not attack people. Bats are quite timid; however, they will defend themselves. The biggest health risk that people face from bats is their own fearful reaction to them. More people injure themselves in their frenzied escapes from bats swooping for insects than are ever harmed by them.
  • Most bats are predators of night flying insects, like mosquitoes.
  • Guano (bat droppings) makes excellent fertilizer. However, you should avoid using a bucket or deep container to catch the droppings under a roost. Bat pups may fall out of the house and become trapped inside the container.
  • A single little brown bat can consume more than 1,000 mosquito sized insects in an hour. Consider that a modest colony of 75 bats can devour up to 75,000 insects in a single hour. A single chamber house of BCI design can hold a colony of 50 little brown bats; while larger nursery boxes (like the 4 chamber nursery box) can house hundreds.