For months and months we had a single bat holed up in one of our bat boxes. Then sometime in December a few friends joined in. Chris noted at one point that there may have been seven or so in there at one point. The numbers are fluctuating at the moment, down to a couple, up a few. I guess the bats are coming in when they migrate through.
This makes us hopeful for a good population of bats using the house this summer. Just the other day a juvenile woodpecker—we weren’t able to identify it yet—attempted to make the bat house its home too. Or maybe the wood looked inviting for a snack?
There’s not a whole lot going on here at the moment. We basically finished renovating the laundry room last weekend and if all goes well this weekend weather-wise, we’ll put a big dent on finishing up the penny porch.
More soon, folks. In the meantime I wrote on Sprout Dispatch on Monday and you can check that post out.