Category Archives: Bats

What You Need to Know About Bat Houses

Bats are very important to us; even if they can also be a nuisance at times. Not only do bats serve an ecological role in our surrounding environment, they also contribute to the promise of our local economies, and more. … Continue reading

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The Difference Between Social Bats and Solitary Bats

Here in Michigan, there are several species of bat native to our local areas. Common species include Indiana, Hoary, Little Brown, Big Brown, Silver-Haired, Tri-Colored, Evening, Red, and Northern Long-Eared bats. Each of these bat species, and more, can be … Continue reading

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Facts About Little and Big Brown Bats

Two of the most prevalent microbats found in the surrounding Michigan regions are the Little Brown bat and the Big Brown bat. Although they share sister names, they are quite different from one another in terms of biology. Continue reading … Continue reading

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Frequently Asked Questions About Bats and Rabies

Bats, like most mammalian wildlife, are capable are carrying and transmitting several contagious diseases. One of the most notorious illness associated with bats in particular is the Rabies virus. If you recently discovered bats in or around your property, you … Continue reading

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What is the Largest Microbat in the United States?

There are two primary orders of bats in the world: Microchiroptera and Megachiroptera. Megachiroptera bat species are mostly native to tropical regions of the world. They are large in size, have large visual cortex, and feed on nectar and pollen … Continue reading

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Watch Out for Bats if You Have a Tile Roof

This time of year, bats are looking for dark and cozy places to call home for the season. Although common bat habitats generally include hollowed trees, abandoned mines, caves, rock crevices, and similar areas in nature, they sometimes choose our … Continue reading

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Top 10 Most Fascinating Facts About Bats

It really is a shame that bats have such a bad reputation. Sure they can look a little intimidating, pose several health and safety risks, and even be a nuisance to homeowners; but bats are not the spooky, creepy animals … Continue reading

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Why We Love Bats

Bats are one of the most amazing mammals in the world! For instance; did you know that bats are the ONLY mammal on the entire planet that can fly? Sure, there are “flying” squirrels and other mammals that mimic flying; … Continue reading

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Best Places to See Flying Bat Colonies in the U.S.

If you are planning a road trip, you might want to add a couple stops to the itinerary if your family is interested in seeing a glorious, natural phenomenon! Witnessing a colony of bats exit their natural habitat by the … Continue reading

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Threatened Bat Species in Michigan

There are several species of bat that are common to the Michigan state, from Big and Little brown bats, to Evening bats, Northern Long-Eared bats, Indiana bats, Hoary bats, Tri-Colored bats, Silvered-Haired bats, and more. Of these common bat species, … Continue reading

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