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Old 05-21-2010, 11:45 PM
 
Location: Sound Beach
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Been here two years and have not see one (in my north shore wooded area). I also work silly hours at BNL (heavily wooded as it gets) and have not seen any here either.

Personally it would be great to see more of them.
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Old 05-22-2010, 12:28 AM
 
Location: Albany (school) NYC (home)
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I've lived on LI all my life and never seen a bat. Went upstate for college and saw one by my dorm in December, almost had a heart attack.
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Old 05-22-2010, 05:48 AM
 
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Put up a bat box in your yard. They are easy enough to make. They are all over Blydenberg Park. It will cut down on the mosqitos in your yard.
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Old 05-22-2010, 06:26 AM
 
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I see bats all the time in the evening. I think I might go get a bat box!
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Old 05-22-2010, 06:58 AM
 
Location: Eternal State of Confusion
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Put up a bat box in your yard. They are easy enough to make. They are all over Blydenberg Park. It will cut down on the mosqitos in your yard.
My husband and I discussed just that because we know how beneficial they are.
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Old 05-22-2010, 10:32 AM
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Location: Going back to the forest to be with nature's goodness.
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Long Island has always been heavily populated with wonderful bats....very, very cool!
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Old 05-22-2010, 11:03 AM
 
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For those of you who have never seen bats in LI, do you go out at night? I probably would not see them if I wasn't walking my dog at night. That's when I see them. I have seen them 3 times in the last 5 years.
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Old 05-22-2010, 12:37 PM
 
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we always have 3 bats in our back yard, but honestly i havent had any time this spring to sit out at night on the deck, so i don't know if they are still around
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Old 05-22-2010, 07:22 PM
 
Location: Valparaiso, IN
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I love bats! They're cute, and they eat those nasty mosquitoes!
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Old 05-23-2010, 08:02 PM
 
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Throw a frisby in the air and they will come out and dive at it.
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