Bat Acoustic Survey Monitoring
Bats are not blind (myth); in fact, they can see almost as well as humans (truth). To fly around and hunt for insects in the dark, bats use a remarkable high frequency system called echolocation.
The Division of Wildlife extends a "Thank you!" for contribution toward this bat monitoring effort: "Without your assistance, this project and the coverage we get across the state (Ohio) annually would not be possible. As you likely already know, the data from this project allows us to monitor population changes for bats through long-term assessments. With potential threats to bat populations increasing (e.g., White-nose Syndrome, habitat destruction) in Ohio, it is imperative that we continue to monitor and assess our Ohio bat populations." - Sincerely, Bridget Gladden, ODNR
Battle For Bats: Surviving White Nose Syndrome (WNS)
The greatest harm to bats is not knowing anything about them.
Learn the difference between what are Bat "Myths" and Bat "Truths" .
Myth: Bats aren’t necessary.
Truth: Without bats, humans would be in trouble. Bats help control insect populations, reseed deforested land, and pollinate plants, including many that we eat. Researchers and scientists also learn from bats to improve medicine and technology.
See why our bats are truly amazing and beneficial mammals:
Sarah Blair coordinated our 2016 Warren County route departing from the Caesar Creek Nature Center. Mike Schumacher formerly coordinated this route.
Thank you for your awesome work and collaboration!