Connecticut Quarry Planning to Build Artificial Bat Cave
Working with the Connecticut Department of Energy and Environmental Protection, the company hopes to build the hibernaculum to attract bats from an old abandoned mine shaft on the site, which they currently occupy.
The mine shaft, which was once not very significant, is now one of the few hibernaculums in the state — maybe, the only one — not infected with Geomyces destructans, the fungus that causes white-nose syndrome.
The hope is that bats will migrate over to the proposed purpose-built bat cave, so that in 10 to 20 years when O&G’s active work site is nearer to the existing hibernaculum, the bats will already have moved and will not be disturbed.
Planning a new bat cave to call home [greenwichtime.com]