Got Bats? NH Bat Counts Volunteer Training (Webinar)
Got bats? Help us count them! Structures like barns and church steeples often serve as summer homes for female bats and their young. In the face of white-nose syndrome, which is causing significant declines in bat populations throughout the Northeast, monitoring these "maternity colonies" is more important than ever. NH Fish and Game and UNH Cooperative Extension are looking for landowners and homeowners who have bats on their property to help keep track of New Hampshire’s bats by conducting "emergence counts" at roost sites.
Join wildlife biologists Sandi Houghton (NH Fish & Game) and Haley Andreozzi (UNH Cooperative Extension) to learn more about the bat species found in New Hampshire, the threats leading to population declines, and how you can help conserve bats. The training will include an overview of bats in New Hampshire and information on how to participate in the NH Bat Counts project, which involves citizen science volunteers in helping to monitor summer bat colonies in New Hampshire. These counts occur outside the building, and should only be conducted on your own property.
Sponsoring Organizations: NH Fish & Game and UNH Cooperative Extension.