Finding a Home A dilapidated, poorly constructed room with a leaking roof was transformed into the hospital room in 2009. Last winter, in 2017, it was a hibernacula for 96 bat patients with temperature maintained between 45-50 degrees Fahrenheit, and kept at 60–80 percent humidity, to try to mimic a cave setting.
Ups & Downs In 2011, Lowell Garner constructed a fantastic outdoor cage to house a fawn who had narcolepsy and needed to be kept outdoors in a safe place until he outgrew the condition. It was a great addition and was used for lots of other animals as well until it collapsed under heavy snow in 2014. We were just as crushed as the cage until Jake Hill volunteered to build the wonderful “bat palace”—a flight cage for the bat patients to learn how to fly after recovering from injuries, or learning as pups for the first time.