Bats In Our Region

by Education Director of the Denison Pequotsepos Nature Center (DPNC) Kim Hargrave

Directed by HLFM director Pierce Rafferty

In this recorded illustrated talk from August 1, 2021 Hargrave explores how bats are critical animals to local ecosystems worldwide.

Bats are what’s known as an indicator species, meaning they can tell us a lot about the health of an ecosystem. They are sensitive to changes in the environment, so their presence can indicate that an ecosystem is relatively healthy. During the summer they actively consume night-flying insects. One Little Brown Bat can eat 60 medium-sized moths or over 1,000 mosquito-sized insects in one night!

Learn all about our nocturnal neighbors and which species are native to the area in this fascinating program.