Do bats fly south for the winter???

Do bats fly south for the winter???

PostBy: Gary in Pennsylvania On: Fri Oct 19, 2007 12:39 pm

I know in the summertime, I always see the 'lil buggars skittering around the sky looking for skeeters and moths and such...

But now, though it's still relatively warm, I don't see the friendly night warriors anymore. Where'd they go???

Do bats migrate?

Hmmmmmmm......
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PostBy: coaledsweat On: Fri Oct 19, 2007 1:03 pm

Now that is a good one. Some species do, some don't. Most North American bats hibernate I believe. Don't forget, the places they like (caves) stay pretty much the same temp all year round.
Last edited by coaledsweat on Fri Oct 19, 2007 1:05 pm, edited 1 time in total.
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PostBy: coal berner On: Fri Oct 19, 2007 1:04 pm

No they go to the Bat cave for the winter to hibernate :lol:
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PostBy: Wood'nCoal On: Fri Oct 19, 2007 6:30 pm

Since it got warm again, I'm seeing bats in the evening. It is my understanding that the bats we are used to seeing do hibernate.
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PostBy: WNY On: Fri Oct 19, 2007 7:00 pm

They hang out behind our shutters on our house, we have been hearing them in the early evening screeching for a while and then flying out this past week...

We have to be careful removing them for painting......usually find 1 or 2.
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PostBy: gambler On: Fri Oct 19, 2007 7:37 pm

Little brown bats hibernate in clusters during the winter months, though little is known on hibernation locations in New Hampshire. Caves or mines are preferred but large tree cavities with favorable microclimates may be used. In order to minimize evaporative losses the humidity in these hibernation areas must be high, preferably over 90%. A constant temperature of 40 degrees F is desirable for hibernation.

I was unsure also so I looked it up.
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PostBy: bksaun On: Fri Oct 19, 2007 8:25 pm

I see a fat one, year round at the inlaws house!

BK
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PostBy: Ed.A On: Fri Oct 19, 2007 8:31 pm

gambler wrote:Little brown bats hibernate in clusters during the winter months, though little is known on hibernation locations in New Hampshire. Caves or mines are preferred but large tree cavities with favorable microclimates may be used. In order to minimize evaporative losses the humidity in these hibernation areas must be high, preferably over 90%. A constant temperature of 40 degrees F is desirable for hibernation.

I was unsure also so I looked it up.


Strange.....until I got rid of my shutters 2 years back, we had them fly'n mice living there all year.

BK, I've one of those as well, (not fat) but Batty as hell.
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PostBy: Wood'nCoal On: Fri Oct 19, 2007 9:12 pm

BK & ED A

I had one of those to...but she has since joined the choir invisible...
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PostBy: gambler On: Fri Oct 19, 2007 9:31 pm

I have one of those too, and she migrated south to Florida.
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PostBy: Wood'nCoal On: Fri Oct 19, 2007 9:48 pm

Just for the winter?
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PostBy: gambler On: Fri Oct 19, 2007 10:50 pm

Just for the winter for the first couple of years then permanently.
I guess the gods have shined on me at least once!
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PostBy: ken On: Fri Oct 19, 2007 10:50 pm

i have a barn with about 1,000 or so small brown and big brown bats. the majority of them go south. very few will stay and the ones that do are the small brown. there cool , but they crap all over anything in the middle bay. so you can't put anything thing there. great fertilizer though.
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PostBy: coaledsweat On: Sat Oct 20, 2007 9:03 am

ken wrote:great fertilizer though.


I heard that bat guano stuff is pricey.

"Shining out like a shaft of gold, when all around is dark" It was one of Wilde's. (more Monty Python)
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