BATS: Fact or Fiction?

Sep. 13, 2012

Marne Titchenell - Wildlife Program Specialist with the Ohio State Extension shares some interesting facts regarding bats that inhabit  the Buckeye State.

Did You Know?

-  Bats are the #1 predator of night flying insects

-  Bats consume 30-50 % of their Body weight each night

- One Big Brown Bat can eat 9 million insects per year

- Over 1000 species of bats worldwide

- 25% of all mammal species are bats

-Eleven species of Bats in Ohio

-Ohio Bats use forests to meet their entire habitat needs (Food, Shelter, Water, Space to raise young) throughout their active phase of the year

Want to learn more? - See Marne's presentation below or contact her at