Tuesday, January 03, 2006

bats

Reading this post about bats, here made me wonder about something I read a while back, maybe in an old issue of Harrowsmith magazine. It seems there was a community (Port Hope, Ontario?) that was restoring either their municipal building or a church. It was discovered that bats had made their home in the old tower. But before exterminators were called in, somebody had the bright idea that the bats might be lured out of the tower if bat houses were plentiful and available nearby. The community was sold on the project, as bats do consume hu-mongeous amounts of pesky bugs like mosquitos. Bat houses were built. The tower was re-built and made bat-proof. And the bats have stayed to take care of the community's mosquitos! I do wonder if I can find that story....

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