2013-05-16 / Local & State

Vermont Fish And Wildlife Seeking Information On Bat Colonies

MONTPELIER, Vt. (AP) – The Vermont Department of Fish and Wildlife is asking people to let biologists know if they spot bat colonies in buildings and other locations this summer.

It’s part of an effort to monitor the health of the state's bat population, which has been devastated by white nose syndrome.

For example, the little brown bat was once the state's most common bat. Now it’s on the state endangered species list.

State wildlife technician Alyssa Bennett says reporting bat colonies is one of the most important ways the public can help conserve the species.

The “Got Bats?” campaign will continue throughout the spring and summer.

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