Barns and church steeples often serve as summer homes for female bats and their offspring.
With a disease called white-nose syndrome causing significant declines in bat populations throughout the Northeast, biologists believe it’s important to monitor these “maternity colonies.”
The information garnered from the bat count will be used to fill gaps in existing data about New Hampshire’s bat population.
The state’s two most common bat species are the little brown bat and the big brown bat.
Source : CNN