Big brown bats in the d

Bats in the D

Live in the D – WDIV
Tuesday, October 23, 2018

Michigan is home to nine types of bats; the most common is the big brown bat.

Many people may be frightened by the presence of a bat, there’s no reason to be afraid. Bats play a very important role in our ecosystem. Bats help eat a lot of insects, like files, moths and mosquitoes. They typically go after insects that tend to damage crops in Michigan. But some of these bat species are struggling to survive, and Michigan is hard at work to help conserve these bat populations.

To learn more about Michigan’s bat species visit,