The Indiana Bat
The Indiana Bat ~Myotis sodalis~
The Indiana bat is a migratory species found throughout much of the eastern United States.
The largest reason for the species’ decline is human visitation of hibernation sites, which stirs the bats, forcing them to use up valuable fat stores intended to nourish them through the winter. Other threats come from cave vandalism and improper cave gating and other structures that can change the flow of air in and out of the cave and block bat passage.