Little Brown Bat
A few things that we learned:
- Bats are nocturnal and use echolocation to communicate and to find food.
- Bats hibernate from October to April and usually hibernate in caves.
- Bats eat insects and are good to have around
- Rabies in Bats is rare.
- Baby Bats are called pups.
- Bats hang upside down because of their legs. The legs of a bat are small and too weak to be able to fly from a standing position. Bats drop from their perch to fly.
- Bats migrate south for about 6 months and back to their winter home to hibernate
- Bats in New England are dying at an alarming rate due to White Nose Syndrome.