News & Notes: Bat Conservation


In the Community – October and Bats

Thursday, October 17th, 2013

Bats are an important part of the ecosystem in Maine. With Halloween around the corner, it is a great time to learn about our local bats and why we should be scared for, not scared of, them. Listen: MPBN: Feds Propose Listing Bat as Endangered A species of bat native to Maine may be going on …

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Media Release: Maine Audubon Seeks Information on Bat Colony Locations throughout State

Thursday, June 13th, 2013

NEWS RELEASE For Immediate Release June 13, 2013 Contact: Michelle Smith, Communications & Marketing Manager msmith@maineaudubon.org (207) 781-2330 x209 Mobile: (207) 838-0511 Maine Audubon Seeks Information on Bat Colony Locations throughout State “White Nose Syndrome” continues to impact Maine bat populations  Statewide – Longer days, warmer weather and blooming gardens are sure signs of the coming …

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Listen: Maine Bats Hit Hard by Deadly Fungus

Wednesday, July 18th, 2012

Susan Sharon covered the alarming declines in Maine’s bat population and the need for survey volunteers in her recent MPBN radio piece.  She talks to Acadia National Park’s Bruce Connery as well as to two Mainer whose bat colonies in their garage and barn have all but disappeared.  FMI, visit Maine Audubon’s bat monitoring website.

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Should I build a bat house?

Thursday, July 12th, 2012

With great press about the plight of Maine’s bats (see recent article in the Sun Journal, and also check the MPBN website for a piece due out later this week), I’ve been getting lots of calls and e-mails from folks asking for advice about bat boxes.  Should they put them up?  Will they work? Where …

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Bat Conservation highlighted on Bill Green’s Maine Outdoors Tonight

Monday, March 19th, 2012

The Bat Conservation project will be highlighted tonight on Bill Green’s Maine Outdoors on Channel 6 News tonight. Bill went up to a bat hibernacula last week, and he’ll discuss White-Nose Syndrome as well as the current status of bats and ways to get involved with monitoring bats this summer with Maine Audubon. Read at …

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