Dickinson County Conservation District - Find us at the USDA Service Center in Abilene, KS

 Dickinson County Conservation District

I think having land and not ruining it is the most beautiful art that anybody could ever want to own. ~Andy Warhol

Celebrate the Bat!
The Earth without bats would be a very different place. Bats play a vital role in the health of our ecosystem. More than 1,300 species of bats consume insects, including some of the most damaging agricultural pests. Bats pollinate plants, ensuring the production of fruits and other plants. Bats disperse seeds that are critical to reforestation. Even bat droppings (guano) are valuable as a rich natural fertilizer. Below are some ways you can help ensure safe and healthy habitats for bats in Kansas!
  • Build a bat house (instructions from batcon.org below)
  • Plant a pollinator garden:
    • The flowers that are visited by bats are typically:
      • Open at night
      • Large in size (1- 3.5 inches)
      • Pale or white in color
      • Very fragrant - fermenting or fruit-like odor
      • Copious dilute nectar

Build a Bat House

Activity Booklets

We All Need Trees Level 1 (Grades K-1)  
We All Need Trees Level 2 (Grades 2-3)
We All Need Trees Level 3 (Grades 4-5)
We All Need Trees Bookmark
We All Need Trees Activity Placemat

2017 Poster, Limerick , and Essay Contest Entries
Health Soils Are Full of Life!