Tammy Heesakker and Gregory Russo put up a bat house on their property.

Norwich Goes Batty in a Good Way

Submitted a year ago
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Demo Sofronas

Tammy Heesakker became interested in having a bat house after attending a lecture by a VT wildlife official on the status of bats in Vermont and learning about bat habitat and white nose syndrome.  The instructions she found online for installing bat houses suggest they are better installed on poles than on trees (due to predators being able to climb trees) and in open space with full sun (especially in the north) which is why they wanted to put it about 30 feet from the closest trees facing south.  Want to give bats a place to live a your house? The bat house was purchased at P&S Country Crafts in Bristol, NH The pole is a 2" galvanized steel pole procured from Central Supply in Lebanon, NH.

Gregory Russo and Thad Goodwin set the steel pole

A closer look at the bat house.

Photos by Tammy Heesakker

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