Build a bat house at the Kellogg Bird Sanctuary and improve your backyard habitat

Bats are an important part of a healthy ecosystem. They eat their weight in insects each night and even help pollinate some plants. Help make your outdoor spaces more attractive to bats by building a bat house with help from the W.K. Kellogg Bird Sanctuary.

Michigan State University Extension 4-H Program Coordinator Veronica Bolhuis will be on hand from 10 to 11:30 a.m. Saturday, Oct. 12, to share interesting facts about these nocturnal creatures and to help participants assemble their own bat houses, which can be taken home or donated to the Sanctuary or other bat-friendly space.

The cost of attendance for Sanctuary members is $5 for adults, $4 for seniors and students, and $3 for children. The cost for non-members is $7 for adults, $6 for seniors and students, and $5 for children. Register online by Tuesday, Oct. 8.

The W.K. Kellogg Bird Sanctuary is located at 12685 East C Ave., one mile north of M-89 and just west of 40th Street. To learn more, Direct questions to or (269) 671-2510.

About the Sanctuary

The W.K. Kellogg Bird Sanctuary’s mission is to conserve native habitat for migratory and resident birds and to promote environmental awareness through research, education and outreach. Since 1928, the Sanctuary has served as a practical training school for animal care and land management, and remains an innovator in wildlife conservation efforts. 

About the Kellogg Biological Station 

As Michigan State University’s largest off-campus educational complex, KBS has put its land-grant values into practice for nearly a century, providing the public with examples of science’s crucial role in sustaining natural and managed communities. KBS students and faculty work to understand and solve real-world environmental problems for a better tomorrow. To learn more, visit