Bat conservation by homeowners involves protecting known bat roosts, preserving trees and snags as habitat, protecting natural caves, erecting bat houses, avoiding the use of pesticides, keeping cats indoors, and safely managing attic colonies (see below). Bats navigate in darkness via echoes of their calls, which can be made audible to humans through hand-held bat detectors. Students and naturalists are encouraged to monitor Salt Spring bats and to report the location of colonies to the Conservancy.
Guidelines for safe removal of indoor bat colonies can be found HERE:
Bat house construction guidelines can be found HERE.
The call of the Little Brown Myotis, courtesy the Bat Call Library, can be heard HERE: