Bats

Bat © Serah Rose Roth
© Serah Rose Roth

Bats, our only flying mammals, are truly remarkable animals. It's too bad their unwarranted reputation has prevented many people from appreciating how beneficial and unique they are.

The two most common bats found in Massachusetts are the little brown bat and the big brown bat. Both kinds have short, soft fur covering their head and body and rich brown bodies with slightly darker brown wings. Read More

There are nine species of bats that live in Massachusetts. The two most common bats found in Massachusetts are the little brown bat (Myotis lucifugus) and the big brown bat (Eptesicus fuscus). Learn More

White-nose syndrome (WNS) is a disease that’s affecting bats in enormous numbers. More than a million of these mammals have died in the Northeast and Canada, and some hibernacula (sites, like caves, where bats hibernate) have witnessed a 90- to 100-percent decimation in their population. Read more about WNS and what can be done