State Biologists Want to Know Where You’ve Seen Bats in Maine
The Maine Department of Inland Fisheries and Wildlife are looking for information concerning bat populations after many were wiped out by 'White-nose Syndrome'
White-nose Syndrome appeared in Maine in 2010 resulting in the death of hundreds of bats and bat colonies. Even though they seem to just be another thing flying around at night, bats are actually very important to the quality of our lives. Currently 2 of the 8 species of bats in Maine are endangered and others are considered threatened.
Bats can eat up to 800 mosquitos in an hour! If that isn't reason enough to protect them, I don't know what is! Here is what you can do to help!
Fill out this survey that goes strait to state biologists! They want to know where and when you have seen bats in Maine. Even if you used to see bats in an area and now you don't they want to know that information as well.