WHAT IS THE SUMMER BAT COUNT? Historically, bats only used trees as summer roosts. But as more and more habitat is lost to development, man-made structures such as buildings, bridges, and bat boxes have become important bat dwellings.
TheSummer Bat Count involves finding a roost and counting the bats as they exit in the evening.
To learn more about the Summer Bat Count and become involved visit www.conservewildlifenj.org/protecting/projects/bat/bat-count/on the CWF site. If you know of a location where bats roost in the summer or have questions about the program, please contact Stephanie Feigin, Wildlife Ecologist at the CWF at 609-984-0621