10/26/2017 1:50:07 PM
This week is Bat Week, an international celebration of the role bats play in nature. MDWFP biologists survey for bat species throughout the year in Mississippi by using mist netting and harp netting to surveying caves, culverts, bridges, and buildings. A diverse bat population is a good sign of a healthy ecosystem.
The majority of bats eat night-flying insects, including many agricultural pests. As the primary predators of night-flying insects, bats play a significant role in controlling insect populations.