Bats

Endangered Species Act: What Do the Changes Mean for Maine Wildlife?

An estimated one million species of plants and animals currently face an imminent threat of extinction. Nevertheless, the Trump Administration has just issued new regulations significantly weakening our nation's most successful wildlife conservation law, the Endangered Species Act. On Thursday, …

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In the Community – October and Bats

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 the …

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Listen: Maine Bats Hit Hard by Deadly Fungus

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 …

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Should I build a bat house?

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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