I did a bat count last night in my backyard until the mosquitoes got the better of me. Alas, I saw no bats but got a lot of mosquito bites. A coincidence? I think not.
If you know of a roost near you and would like to help the state do its annual summer bat count, follow the link below. In an ideal world, you would do two counts before June 21.
Says MacKenzie Hall of the Conserve Wildlife Foundation of New Jersey writes: "Your data is an important piece of the bat research puzzle, and we're learning a lot from it. (If you didn't already...check out our summary of last year's results.)"