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The Importance of New York City's Bats

Bat Walk

A group stands outside in Wave Hill Public Garden and Cultural Center listening to the bat walk guides. (Photo Courtesy of Isabel Danzis)



New York City is often thought of as an urban concrete jungle with minimal wildlife besides the notorious subway rat, however, the city is home to many flying creatures. Besides birds and insects, bats also find a place in New York City’s skies. WFUV’s Isabel Danzis spoke with bat experts and attended a bat walk at the Bronx’s Wave Hill Public Garden to get the scoop on these urban bats.