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The Vermont Statehouse chamber was evacuated after a brown bat flew in to join the state's lawmakers.

August Is Prime For Bats Getting Inside Homes

Aug 19, 2013
Vermont Fish & Wildlife Department

August is generally the busiest month of the year when it comes to bats making their way inside homes. This year, it’s extra busy in one Hudson Valley county, while in another, they’re seeing more residents in need of rabies treatments.

The State of Massachusetts is looking for its residents to take part in monitoring populations of local animals. WAMC’s Berkshire Bureau Chief Lucas Willard reports…

MassWildlife is launching its Citizen Scientists campaign, calling for help from state residents to report populations of 3 animals – wild turkeys, rabbits and bats.

Marion Larson, Outreach Coordinator from MassWildlife, says that by reporting sightings of wild turkeys, which are numerous throughout the region, is part of the state’s  annual Turkey Brood Survey.


There are more bats in caves first struck by white-nose syndrome, giving researchers a glimmer of hope in the scourge that has killed millions of bats in North America.  More from WAMC's Dave Lucas...