The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service has completed a report recommending closing human access to caves and mines where bats with white-nose syndrome are hibernating in an area more than 250 miles from other WNS-affected caves and mines.
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There are over 40 species of bats in North America, and there’s a good chance that there are currently bats visiting and living near your backyard.
Bats are shy and gentle creatures, and will not try to get tangled in your hair or suck your blood. In fact, they’ll perform a very beneficial job in your garden – insect control.
By providing a bat house in an open and sunny location, you’ll have a good chance of them taking up residence in your backyard.
Attracting Bats to Your backyard
Most bats will visit yards looking for insects to eat. They often hunt around streetlamps, targeting insects attracted to the light. Adding a light source to attract insects will also attract moths – a bat favorite!
Moths are also attracted to scented plants like primrose, clematis, barberry, and rotting fruit. Planting a variety of plants, and allowing fruit to ripen and rot on the ground is a good approach to attracting moths.
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