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by Adina Merenlender
on February 12, 2013 at 11:02 AM
ANR publications has a great pub on bird and bat boxes.  
Songbird, Bat and Owl Boxes  
Publication Number: 21636  
Author: HEATON, LONG, INGELS, HOFFMAN  
Inventory Type: Paperback  
Language: English  
ISBN-13: 978-1-60107-485-0  
Copyright Date: 2008  
Length: 51 pp
by Richard Federation
on April 7, 2014 at 11:33 AM
What a great article I am part owner in a nuisance wildlife removal company and we do a fair amount of bat work and info like this is what i like to pass along. Most of my customers want no harm to the bats when they see how beneficial they are.
by Janet Brown
on August 22, 2014 at 10:24 AM
We have bats in the mariposa county that appear to fly during the day. New bat droppings every morning but no bats. We can see them in the night hanging in our eves. What type might they be?
by Janet Brown
on August 22, 2014 at 10:24 AM
We have bats in the mariposa county that appear to fly during the day. New bat droppings every morning but no bats. We can see them in the night hanging in our eves. What type might they be?
by Rachael Long
on August 22, 2014 at 4:40 PM
Though it is unusual, bats are occasionally out during the day, feeding on insects. Sounds like you have a night roost where bats gather and rest after a feeding bout. Early in the morning they return to their day roosts, hence disappear from sight, but with guano left behind. Could be several types; if you see insect parts such as heads of crickets left behind, that's the pallid bat. Other species common to our area include Mexican free-tailed bats, Myotis (often called little brown bats), and big brown bats. Thanks for your interest in bats!
by Jeff Alexander
on November 13, 2014 at 9:07 AM
I work at a charter school on a seven acre property in walnut, orange orchard territory, about a 1/4 mile from water. We located south of Fresno. How many bat boxes could we put up? I have two donated, the living space is 14 inches by 18 inches in each one. I have access to more donated boxes. We are very warm, May into October. We can have temps over a hundred in those months, so would morning sun still be good?
by Rachael Freeman Long
on November 13, 2014 at 7:17 PM
I don't recommend putting up a bat house at a school because bats can carry rabies, but please give me a call or send me an email and let's talk about other possibilities, 530-666-8734 or rflong@ucanr.edu.
 
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