October 31, 2017
A Big Brown Bat is carefully removed from a net during a bat-counting survey on the Williams Ranger District in 2012.
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Forest Service aims to educate public about critical role bats play in insect control, crop protection and healthy forests
What is small, fuzzy and can eat up to 8,000 insects per night? Bats. And according to Kaibab National Forest biologist Justin Schofer, they are a critical component for crop protection and healthy forests.