Saturday, March 10, 2012

The first bat has arrived...

for the season and is hunkered down in the bat house above the back deck.  I noticed several guano pellets on the deck this morning indicating the box was likely occupied, and I just confirmed it by peering inside with a flashlight.  Last year there were more than 80 bats in residence (I never got an accurate count).  Welcome back!


  1. Wonderful! Send some photos sometime. What kind of bats? (I miss Swoopie)

  2. I'll try to grab a pic, but it's pretty deeply nestled in the top of the bat house for maximum warmth. Based on the light coloring of its fur, it's likely a little brown bat (Myotis lucifugus).