- Bookwood Historical Collection, Star Lake
NHC staff have documented the first new bat species in Wisconsin in more than 60 years. The brownish, black-masked, beetle-eating evening bat winters in Florida and is not susceptible to white-nose syndrome. It was found in Rock County during habitat research using radio transmitters. The evening bat's historic range has been close to the Wisconsin-Illinois border, but researchers were surprised to find sizable colonies when they tracked the bats to their roosts.