A Colony of Endangered Indiana Bats Is Thriving in a Chittenden County Forest 

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By for Seven Days

Published August 9, 2023 at 10:00 a.m.

It was still light out when the first bats began leaving their roost.

One by one, or sometimes in pairs, they swooped from the weather-beaten pine box, just over the heads of several people who had converged in Hinesburg last Thursday to observe the flying mammals. “Oh, my gosh, they’re out! They’re out!” exclaimed Susi von Oettingen, pulling a tally counter from her jacket pocket and clicking it furiously. “Three, four, five!”

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