Cottage Information

Habitat: Uses a variety of roosting habitats including: hollow trees, snags,under loose bark, under rocks, in rock outcrops, wetlands, quarries, tunnels, in buildings (attics, barns, outbuildings), under bridges, in caves and mines Winters in caves and abandoned mines. Feeds primarily in wetlands and within forests below the canopy.

How can you help:

  • Minimize removal of snag (dead or deteriorating) and cavity (hollow or excavated) trees to ensure you don’t unknowingly harm bats that are using the tree as habitat.
  • Clearing of trees should be conducted between Sept 1 and April 30.
  • Build a bat box.