Community bat houses are large bat houses designed to
provide roosting habitat for 5,000 or more bats. They are referred to as
community bat houses because they are often constructed as a community
project involving local businesses, volunteers and financial contributors.
But the term “community” might also refer to the fact that a colony of bats
can provide additional insect control for the community or that the colony
of bats itself is a community of bats.
An indirect benefit
of a community bat house is that it indicates the community cares about its
native wildlife and is willing to make adjustments for the impact we as
humans have on our natural environment. Educational kiosks and programs at
the site can be used to inform the public about bats, insects and