Young forests are preferred summer vacation destinations for bats: Recently cut forest spaces suit bats more than long-establish… | Things to Do in Cape May NJ

All forest age classes (Young, Middle and Old) are important to wildlife and ecosystem services. However new findings from researchers at the UConn College of Agriculture, Health, and Natural Resources, published in Forest Ecology and Management, finds that a number of bat species native to the Northeast are highly active in newly created forest spaces, foraging for food at higher rates than is typical of mature forests. According to UConn researcher Dan Wright, MS, “An important point is that young forest is still forest. I think a lot of people don’t think of it that way, but to get to replacement of old trees, we need young trees too. We’ve been beating this drum about young forests being really important because there are lots of species that are associated with and dependent on young forests. Forest management in terms of harvesting trees can be a huge asset to wildlife, wildlife conservation, in general.

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A number of bat species native to the Northeast are highly active in newly created forest spaces, foraging for food at higher rates than is typical of mature forests.

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