• State asking public: ‘Got bats?’
    May 04,2013
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    State asking

    public: ‘Got bats?’

    The Vermont Fish and Wildlife Department is looking for the public’s help in finding bats.

    The department says Vermont’s cave-bat species continue to struggle due to the deadly effects of white-nose syndrome.

    “People often ask how they can help bats,” said state wildlife technician Alyssa Bennett in a statement. “Reporting bat colonies is one of the most important ways to help us conserve these fragile species. We especially need information in the parts of the state north of I-89.”

    Once the state’s most common bat, the little brown bat is now a state endangered species and the subject of Vermont’s “Got Bats?” campaign, according to the department.

    Vermonters are urged to report bat colonies in buildings by filling out a bat colony reporting form at www.vtfishandwildlife.com/wildlife_bats.cfm or by contacting Bennett at 786-0098.
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