Bats: General Information

Bats of North Carolina (N.C. Wildlife Resources Commission)
Of the 17 bat species that occur in North Carolina, three are listed as federally Endangered and one is listed as federally Threatened. By educating the public, monitoring populations and protecting bat habitat, the N.C. Wildlife Resources Commission is working to sustain bat populations in the state.

Bat Management (webinar) (U.S. Forest Service)
This webinar discusses why bats are important, some of the threats bats face, their legal status, and how this affects forest managers, and some things that forest and wildlife managers can do to help conserve bats.

Working With Wildlife – Bats (N.C. Cooperative Extension)
Bats are an important pollinator and the only major predator of night-flying insects, eating as many as 7,000 mosquitoes a night.

Coexist with Bats (N.C. Wildlife Resources Commission)
Although bats are an integral component of our environment, occasionally they can become nuisance species when they enter the buildings we occupy. Here are some tips for avoid negative interactions with bats and for dealing with nuisance issues.

Bat Factsheet (N.C. Bat Working Group)
Learn basic facts about bats.

Managing Forests for Bats (webinar, Ohio State School of Environment and Natural Resources)
Ohio is home to 10 species of bats and all depend on forests for their habitat needs. Join Marne Titchenell (OSU), Eileen Wyza (ODNR), and Angela Boyer (U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service) as they chat about what landowners can do in their forests to support bats in light of recent population declines in this webinar.

The Winter Life of Bats (webinar, Ohio State School of Environment and Natural Resources)
Join Joe Johnson, bat ecologist with the University of Cincinnati, as we explore the world of bats and take a deeper dive into their lives during winter. Where are they hibernating? How are they dealing with white-nose syndrome? We will explore these questions and more in this webinar!