Protect Native Wildlife

Norwalk River Watershed Association
Photograph courtesy of Columbia Science Review
The little brown bat is native to Connecticut and eats insects.
Although many people are afraid of bats based on centuries of folklore, bats are among the most helpful animals in our area for controlling insects. The only flying mammals, bats use echolocation sonar to find insects and can devour 1200 mosquito-sized insects in an hour. The CT DEEP has developed materials about how to attract and shelter bats.