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Adair County Garden Club to build bat houses
ACGC is taking action to prevent further decline in mostquito devouring flying mammals with a bat-house building project with an Adair County Garden Club program at 12pmNoonCT/1pmET, Thursday, March 22, 2018, at The Homeplace on Green River, 5807 New Columbia Road, Campbellsville, KY.
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By Wendy Burt
Imagine twilight on a lovely Summer night. Picture sitting on a front porch, a warm and gentle breeze is blowing and acrobatic bats are swooping and gobbling masses of flying insects. Bats can eat up to 1,200 mosquitoes in an hour -- often consuming their body weight in insects every night.
Unfortunately, here in Kentucky, there are fewer and fewer bats every year due to habitat loss, pesticides, and, most importantly, white-nose Syndrome (WNS) -- a fungal disease that has killed millions of bats in North America since it was first discovered in a single cave in New York in 2007.
This disease is causing massive population declines for multiple bat species, resulting in the most precipitous wildlife collapse of the past century. WNS is threatening some bat species with extinction.
But the Adair County Garden Club (ACGC) is planning a project to help our bats by assembling bat houses and learning how to attract bats to these bat houses that will be scattered around Adair County.
TIME/ZONE: 12pmNoonCT/1pmETAnyone interested in building a bat house is invited to join the ACGC for this fun and important activity.
To order a bat house kit from the Adair County Garden Club, contact Jerry Holt at firstname.lastname@example.org or call Wendy Burt at 270-634-0504 no later than Wednesday, March 14. Participants will assemble a bat house from kits that will be available for $15.00. Bring a Phillips-head screwdriver or a drill with a Phillips-head drill bit.
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