Caring for our Watersheds

Implemented Projects

Bat Boxes at Del Paso Park, 2016

Sacramento, California, U.S.

In his Caring for Our Watersheds proposal, Ryan Kizer explained that building and installing bat boxes in a local park would not only provide habitat for bats to expand their population, but would also help to create natural control of pests, especially mosquitos. This natural pest control would reduce the need for use of pesticides, which can be costly and may have negative affects on the environment, wildlife, and or human health. With project funding from Agrium, Ryan constructed 4 bat boxes. After he painted the boxes and put asphalt shingles on the roof areas, he mounted them on poles in 2 different areas of Del Paso Park. In the next few years, bats will move into the safe environment of the boxes and will provide the benefit of natural pest control to the area, as well as a cool show for visitors as they exit the box at dusk to feed!

Bat Boxes at Del Paso Park

Bat Boxes at Del Paso Park

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