Thursday, September 30, 2010

Girl Scouts Partner With Local Bats!

Ann Arbor.com has a really cool story about Girl Scouts and bats! It relates that bats help Girl Scouts by consuming thousands of mosquitoes at Girl Scout camp each day. Now, Girl Scouts in the Heart of Michigan council are helping bats, by launching The Bat Project, to build safe, healthy breeding havens at every camp. Currently, the bat population in the United States is threatened with White Nose Syndrome, which scientists suspect is a fungal illness.

Michigan is free of WNS so far. Girl Scouts Heart of Michigan will celebrate the official grand opening of the council’s first bat haven, the Ann Scott Bat House. Earlier this year, we reported that Alexis Levorse, a Girl Scout from Girl Scouts of Northern New Jersey, earned her Girl Scout Gold Award for building and installing twenty bat houses in the Rainbow Lakes community in Parsippany, NJ. Do you know any batty Girl Scouts?