Bats are pollinators, like bees and hummingbirds, said Jennifer Maiolo, parent of Derek Maiolo, the club’s president.
As they go from plant to plant, collecting tasty nectar or pollen, they cross-pollinate, which leads to heartier and healthier plants.
“It helps diversify plants and keeps a good healthy plant population, as well,” Maiolo said.
So, it makes sense that the club, which is largely comprised of children raising livestock for the Moffat County Fair, would take on a project designed to protect the furry, flying mammals.
If you are interested in building your own bat shelter, you should check out the woodworking plans website, where you can download over 20 different plans for bat shelters.