Daily Archives: October 29, 2009

Help Wanted: Locating Bat Roosts in the Meadowlands

    The Bergen Record had an alarming story on Wednesday about a significant decrease in the Bergen County bat population.

    IMG_8972We at the Meadowlands Commission would like to start monitoring bat populations in our 14 municipalities.  

   At least one municipality — Ridgefield — is putting up bat houses (left) in hopes of attracting these beneficial mammals next spring or beyond. A tip of the NJMC hat to Ridgefield.

    If you know of a roost, please e-mail Jim Wright.

    The Record's story is here.