Conserve Wildlife Blog

It is Bat Week!

October 25th, 2023

by Meaghan Lyon, Wildlife Biologist

Internationally celebrated, Bat Week runs from October 24th through October 31st. This week we celebrate bats to raise awareness for these nocturnal creatures that are often left in the dark. In New Jersey, we have two federally listed bat species, the Indiana bat and the Northern long-eared bat. Several more bats are being uplisted to the threatened and endangered list. Threats primarily include habitat loss and a fungal disease called white-nose syndrome.

To learn more about bats, why they matter, and how you can take action, visit https://batweek.org/ .

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