The Bat Situation
Every year we have people emailing in asking “how do I get rid of these bats?” and my response always starts out with – “Wow! You have Bats!!!”
We’re losing our bats at a pace that is absolutely frightening:
From the Times Dispatch article: A mysterious disease that devastated bats in the Northeast is now turning Virginia caves into similar killing chambers, wiping out 89 to 99 percent of some populations.
If you (or anyone you know) are so lucky to have bats taking up residence at your house and are looking to evict them – especially if they are females raising young – please look at the situation through a different lens. Rather than asking how can I get rid of them, ask, “How can I live well with them?” We are happy to help with finding those solutions.
There once was a time when bats flew prominently through our night skies. That time is over – and I expect that in our lifetimes we will not see such things again. Sorry to be such a downer but such is the environment in which we live right now.
Learn more about the state of our bats through this article and help spread the word: Bat-killing disease hitting Virginia harder than ever
This August, join us at Morven Park in Leesburg as Leslie Sturges of the Save Lucy Campaign teaches us about bats and takes us outside with a bat detector to see what bat species we can find and observe. More information can be found on our August calendar.