While many people are afraid of them, bats play an essential part in nature, for example, by consuming surprising quantities of insects each night.
Unfortunately, in the past few years, a disease –the White-Nose Syndrome in Bats- has reduced the number of bats in Québec and Eastern North America.
Within a team of specialists, the Granby Zoo is working at the recovery of bats through scientific studies, inventories, population awareness, protection of habitats, and by operating a refuge for bats in winter!
If you have bats on your property, you can contribute to research by registering the colony on the Neighbourhood Bat Watch website. The site also contains useful information to help and learn about bats.