Hello Wild Side Readers!
ICYMI – check out the short 4-minute video I created for the virtual Farm Science Review on the benefits of bats and how to attract them to your farm or woodland! Below are some additional resources and videos – enjoy!
- Update on Ohio Bats – a video for professionals, landowners, and those looking for a more detailed discussion on Ohio bat populations
- Series created for Pickaway County Parks District – for learners of all ages
Publications & Websites:
- Ohio Division of Wildlife, Mammals of Ohio Field Guide
- OSU Extension Fact Sheet – Dead Trees as Resources for Wildlife
- Beneficial Forest Management Practices for WNS-affected Bats – more in depth info on managing forests for bats, especially those impacted by white-nose syndrome (WNS)
- Who to contact for help with managing your woods for bats
- Bat House plans and information
- Guidance on dealing with bats in your home or building
Thanks for learning more about bats!
(Psssst…don’t forget! National Bat Week is coming soon – October 24th – 31st, 2020! Be sure to check The Ohio Bat Working Group website for additional ways to learn about bats!)