Three New Bat Habitats Installed at Pennypack on the Delaware

Thanks to the students of Northeast High School, bats will now have 3 luxury homes available, totally free of White Nose Syndrome! This disease is caused by a fungus and has decimated the bat population in Pennsylvania. The tidal wetlands and riverfront at Pennypack on the Delaware should offer future dwellers an unlimited supply of tasty insect offerings! Stay tuned next spring for a chance to visit the park at night and listen to our hopeful new residents.

Thank you Medford Cedar, Glen Foerd, Northeast Fence & Iron Works, Inc, and Climbers for Bat Conservation for making this project possible!

The Bat Boxes weren’t the only success of the day – the other half of the students in attendance worked with the stewardship team to remove overgrowth and invasives from the Storybook Trail in the Northern Woods section of the park. After that work was complete, they did a walkthrough of the park and learned about the native plant species that grow there. Through an app called iNaturalist, they were able to snap photos of plants to help identify what they are.

Thanks again to the students of Northeast High School for a great day at Pennypack on the Delaware!