Girl Scout builds bat houses at Triangle Lake

Madison Contreras of Troop 21126 has installed two bat houses at Rafferty Memorial Circle on Triangle Lake as part of her Girl Scout Gold Award Project. She has also kept a blog of her activities where she documents the building process and comments on the importance of bats in the urban habitat. Did you know that bats eat half their weight in mosquitoes and other harmful insects every night and are also valued as great natural pollinators. Learn more about bats and her experiences building the bat houses at her blog Bats for the Willow Water Hole.

Madison has been a girl scout since kindergarten (11 years). She is currently a Junior at Duchesne Academy and is on the Robotics and Tennis teams. She is also the president of her school's Environmental Club.