Wednesday January 23 7:56 pm

Spotlighting events along the south shore of Lake Michigan

Learn how to help bats

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Five species are most commonly seen during winter counts: Indiana bat, little brown bat, tri-colored bat, big brown bat, and Northern long-eared bat. Indiana bats hibernate in dense, compact clusters that average between 300 and 500 bats per square foot.

White-nose syndrome (WNS) has significantly affected Indiana’s tri-colored and little brown bat populations. Winter estimates for both species have declined more than 90% from the pre-WNS levels.

Winter bat counts in Indiana are made possible by contributions to the Nongame Wildlife Fund.

Learn more at www.in.gov/dnr/fishwild/3316.htm