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Bat Hibernaculum

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A Bat Hibernaculum is a site where bats hibernate over the winter and are most often caves or abandoned mines. They can include one or many species of bats and include both rare and non-rare species. It is important to protect these sites because bats will return year after year to the same hibernation site and can occur in very large numbers.


Bat Hibernaculum  [Photo #22980]

Bat Hibernaculum

Photo © Jennifer Schehr.

Last revised: Thursday, March 09, 2023