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- Off the Bat
- Bat Signals
- The Future of Bat Conservation
- Making Connections
- Convening Confidence
- Spixs Disk-winged Bat
- Framing Flight
- Stars of the Evening
- Bat Chats: Molecular Ecology
- Bats in Flight on Public Lands
- New Standards
- Batkid and Robin Join the Bat Squad!
- Living the Good Life
Ah, the pleasures of condo livinglimited privacy, minuscule yards, and the joys of dealing with the condo association. But if youre a bat, condo living can be downright luxurious.
Large free-standing bat houses, dubbed bat condos, provide roosting opportunities for colonies of bats ranging in size from a few hundred to several thousand. Records show that the first bat condos were built in the late 1800s for yellow-fever and malaria mosquito control. Now, these structures can be found dotting the landscape of the United States and Canada. Notable examples are found on the University of Florida campus, on the banks of the Guadalupe River in Texas and (until it was destroyed by Hurricane Irma in 2017) on Lower Sugarloaf Key in Florida.
Currently, BCI is working with federal and private partners in Idaho and Oregon to construct condos in an effort to provide habitat as mitigation for the loss of habitat for large nearby colonies. No condo association required.