BatCentral: A division dealing with managing bats and solving bat/human conflicts.
Background information on bats in general
Detailed information on Pennsylvania bats
frequently asked questions
Artificial roosts proven to be effective- BCM Bat Boxes
Why other boxes fail
Determining how many bats are in a structure
Choose the best location for a bat box
Health and other box considerations
Why exterminating won't work
Why "BCI Bat House Approved" is so important
Keeping bats out of a structure
Materials for batproofing a structure
Health considerations when evicting
BatCentral>>Build a box
Before you begin a project
Build a Three Chamber Box
Build a Seven Chamber Box
Constructing a pole mount
How to properly install a box and post
ProjectCentral: A division which publishes recent research, discoveries, or documentation of bat-related topics.
Going beyond simple one box setups, these are some other ideas BCM helped make a reality
We go underground in abandoned mines and caves to track hibernating bats. Many reports include multiple photos of these special sites.
Follow a "hydromining" crew while they discover new passages in Pennsylvania's longest commercial cave
Scenes from the April 1999 Orientation to Cave Rescue held in southwestern Pennsylvania
Correct information regarding the ongoing land use debate involving the PA Game Commission and the Mid Appalachian Region
An overview of a new cave discovery in central West Virginia
We compare critical temperature readings in different sized bat boxes
We compare critical temperatures involving different colored roofs and exteriors of bat boxes
We report on artifical bat hibernaculms and some experiments used to provide bats with suitable winter roosts
Incredible views from just below the ground, by renouned photographer JC.
ProjectCentral>>Roxbury Mine Gate
Large cage gate in CT leave hibernacula secure.
ProjectCentral>>Audubon Copper Mine Gate
BCM secures abandoned mine for bats in PA.
ProjectCentral>>Sanders Cave Gate
BCM associates travel to IL for medium sized cave gate.
ProjectCentral>>Route 6 Mine Gate
BCM associates travel to NE PA to complete a mine gate in only 16 hours.
We've taken our camcorder to strange places and taped strange things, worth a browse, download free!
ProjectCentral>>Laguna de Sanchez Project
Updates and general information on a Mexico cave survey expedition.
CatalogCentral: An overview of products and services offered by BCM
Three Chamber Boxes and kits
Seven Chamber Boxes and kits
Pole mounts and replacement baffles
Bat Condos for community level bat management solutions
Box installation, site assessment, and structure sealing in one package
High grade fertilizer--- no weed seeds here!
Custom built live traps for monitoring abandoned mines
Bat friendly gates and long term temperature monitoring
Anabat studies, mist netting, and telemetry tracking
Books, videos, bat box plans