Massachusetts, New Hampshire and Rhode Island are native to mainly two species of bats, the large brown bat and the small brown. Both species colonize in homes throughout New England and are most noticeable during the summer months, when food sources such as mosquitoes and moths are plentiful and the temperatures are appropriate. Most of us understand that bats in New England are around when the sun is shining and the and we can see the grass.
Small brown bats are known to be migrating bats that tend to fly hundreds of miles to find stability in caves throughout The Catskills, Berkshire and other mountain ranges in The New England area. Here they huddle in groups for the winter surviving off fat reserves while they await for there flight back to the areas they reside during the summer months. Small browns populations to date have been effected greatly due to the disease called White-Nose Syndrome, it is believed that this disease wipes out approximately 80% of the migrating colony within the 1rst year.