Saturday, November 26, 2011

Bring Bats to Light

Here is the bat brochure I designed and illustrated for the Stormont, Dundas and Glengarry Stewardship Council. Gordon is on the council and this was his project. He wrote the text for the brochure, and his project involves installing bat houses at selected spots in our area. If you click on the images, they should enlarge enough to be readable!

The printed brochure has three folds, but that doesn't work so well in a blog post, so these are the front and back pages spread out instead of in panels.

If you want a better version of the brochure, you can email me at the address in my profile and I will send you a PDF. 

Bats need our help! 


  1. You and Gordon did a great job on this brochure. I've seen bat houses for sale in our local garden shops this summer for the first time.

  2. This is a great brochure on bats. We have tons of bats that come out in the evening and I love watching them as they fly around our cottage. There are so many bat places for them to hide and nest, we haven't felt any need to put up bat houses. I don't think people really understand how important they are.

  3. heh heh, I liked the fangs on the lil' brown bat!
    Excellent brochure; we have lots of bats by our house on the edge of the desert.

  4. My family keep our bats in our belfry, our skeletons in the closet, any light we may acquire under a bushel and our Stilton cheeses in the pantry under a stout scullery maid. Until that scandalous business with great uncle Eugene, the Postmistress and a ball of fuzzy twine we also used to keep ourselves to ourselves.

    Still, these are modern times I suppose and if we are to have a hope in hell of keeping up with contemporary society I suppose that we ought to consider moving the cheese.

    I like your bats. Splendid.

  5. I didn't have a clue about bats. I would be a bit reluctant to house them. But this brochure is very informative, and extremely well presented. Congratulations!

  6. Paula, thanks! We have a few to put up on the barn.

    Pilgrim,you must get some great bats down where you are! I suspect they have more habitat, too. Bat habitat is being destroyed here. It's a problem, hence the bathouses. Glad you like the brochure!

    Katnip, I liked the fangs too. :) bet you have those bats that snack at saguaro cactus flowers and such.

    Owl Wood, we have far too many bats in the family belfry!!! And you do leave the most wonderful comments.

    Claude, the good thing about a well-placed bathouse is that it gives them an alternative to living in the eaves/attic of your house! :)


Thank you for all your comments, which I love to read!