General Information

Many bat species rely on forests for habitat. Learn about the bats you may have in your woodlands and their importance to the environment as pollinators and insect predators.

North Carolina Bat Species

There are 17 bat species in North Carolina, two of which are federally endangered species and one that is federally threatened. Learn about bats that are found in North Carolina’s woodlands.


Bats use sound waves to navigate, hunt and avoid obstacles in the dark.

Bat Houses

Learn how to build a bat house and where to place it to attract this beneficial mammal to your property.

White-Nose Syndrome

WNS has killed millions of bats in North America. Learn more about this disease and the fungus that causes it.