What's Your Nature?

Become a Nature Up North explorer to share your encounters with wild things and wild places in New York's North Country. Post your wildlife sightings, landscape shots, photos from your outings, and even your organization's events!

Beautiful Bats

Episode hosts

Erika Barthelmess

    Just in time for Halloween, Erika Barthelmess, Nature Up North project director, speaks with bat expert Carl Herzog, wildlife biologist with the New York State Department of Environmental Conservation. They discuss bat diversity and conservation here in New York, and bust common myths about bats. Ever wondered if bats are picky eaters? Do they really control mosquito populations? Do they drink blood?  And what should you do if you have bats living in your house? These questions and more are answered in this podcast episode. Plus, Carl describes the best and worst parts of his job and gives some tips on becoming a wildlife biologist.