We Can All Help Bats in Ways Big and Small Right now, with bat populations severely reduced in most of our 60 surveyed hibernation sites, individual bats are important in a way they were not before—their tiny lives carry more weight on the scale of species survival. Similarly, we are each individually responsible for making choices about how we can help bats and other wildlife. We can all help in ways big and small.
- Set aside a Saturday morning soon to build or buy a bat house and put it up on your house or property.
- Reach out to get your name on our volunteer list so you can receive action alerts like the Great Wisconsin Bat Count, our call for acoustic volunteers, etc.
- Suggest and work with your local parks committee or school.
Time To Build Bat Houses!
Bats are emerging from hibernation in caves and mines, and migrating back from overwintering sites in the south. Bats are deciding where to spend the summer and exploring sites, so right now is a great time to put up a bat house. Find a supply list, instructions, and videos to build a bat house. it's a great project! Get started.