How you can help bats

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> Stay out of caves and mines where bats are be­lieved to hi­ber­nate.

> Min­imise dis­tur­bance to nat­u­ral bat habi­tats near your home by re­duc­ing out­door light­ing and cur­tail­ing tree clear­ing.

> Con­struct homes for bats (see bat­world.org for free con­struc­tion plans) and place them in ap­pro­pri­ate ar­eas.

> If bats are in your home and you don’t want them there, work with a lo­cal nat­u­ral re­source agency to re­move them with­out harm­ing them.

> Learn how to help a downed bat and be pre­pared to do so.

> Learn more about bats at www. bat­world.org

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