Building a Bat Box

  • Bats have existed for over 50 million years.

  • There are over 1000 species of bats – 8 in Eastern Canada.

  • Bats use echolocation to find food and navigate the night sky.

  • Little brown bats are capable of catching 1000 insects/hour.

White Nose Syndrome is caused by a fungus that interrupts a bat’s hibernation sleep. This burns up stored energy, critical to surviving the long winters. The result is bats are freezing or starving to death. Millions are dying every year, with over 90% mortality in some winter roosts.

The link below is an informative resource:

Toronto Zoo Bat Conservation Guide


Please feel free to contact me with any questions.