They say there are three things that matter when making decisions about real estate: ECHOLOCATION, ECHOLOCATION, ECHOLOCATION. And I suppose this especially rings true even when you're setting up a new residence for hometown bats.
On today's Growing on the High Plains, we'll explore the many factors that went into our installation of domestic bat houses. Rest assured that providing shelter for these leather-winged lads and ladies is as much a boon for the bats as the landlords. While they're lodging rent-free, they'll more than pay their way by gobbling nuisance insects, pollinating plants and flowers, and splatting out a nutrient-rich butt-borne bounty for garden beds.