Agriculture

Yes. Bats are being found beneath wind turbines all over the world. Bat fatalities have now been documented at most wind facilities in the U.S. and Canada and it is estimated that tens to hundreds of thousands die at wind turbines in North America each...
In general, bats seek out a variety of daytime retreats such as caves, rock crevices, old buildings, bridges, mines and trees. Different species require different roost sites. Some species, such as the Mexican free- tailed and gray bats live in large...
Yes, but not in most of the United States. Of the three species of vampires in North America, only a single specimen has been recorded for the United States in extreme southwest Texas. Vampires do not suck blood--they make a small incision with their...
Once they locate an insect by echolocation, they often trap it with their wing or tail membranes and then reach down and take the insect into their mouth. This action, as well as the chase, results in the erratic flight most people are familiar with when...
Soil Surveys published by the USDA Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS), formerly the Soil Conservation Service, are available from several sources.Some are available online from the NRCS website.The public may view the surveys or borrow them...
The services they provide the agricultural industry by eating insects have been estimated to be worth anywhere from $3.7 billion to $53 billion per year, according to a study by the University of Pretoria (South Africa), USGS, University of Tennessee and...
No, this study did not account for the detrimental effects of pesticides on ecosystems nor the economic benefits of bats suppressing pest insects in forests, both of which may be considerable. Learn More: News Release: Bats Worth Billions to Agriculture...