News: Bat boxes at community garden part of art show

A great combination of art, science, nature and community garden. Perhaps you could adopt something similar for your own garden? — Douglas

News: Bat boxes at community garden part of art show

Bat boxes at community garden part of art show

Two bat boxes have been installed at the Dr. John Wilson Community Garden in conjunction with the Black Mountain Center for the Arts “The Beauty of Bats” awareness event. The boxes were donated by Sue Cameron, a biologist with the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Services.

            Bat houses offer a safe environment for hundreds of bats. Due to habitat loss, bats need safe places to roost during the day and to raise their young. Most bats have only one pup a year, which means populations are slow to grow. These two houses at the community garden mean neighborhood bats will remain safe and warm.

As with last year’s chimney swift towers, the arts center, the town of Black Mountain and its Recreation and Parks Department were instrumental in the construction and placement of the boxes.

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