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Girl Scouts ready to build bat houses for Pettibone Park

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La Crosse Girl Scouts present plans for bat houses to the city park board

Some new housing could be going up soon in a La Crosse park…housing for bats. 

Area Girl Scout Troop 4322 asked the La Crosse park board on Thursday for permission to install three bat houses in Pettibone Park by this summer, and the board approved the idea. 

The scouts say that building bat houses will encourage the growth of bat colonies in the area. 

Three bat houses will be placed in Pettibone by early June. 

Fifth-grade members of the Scout troop argued for their project, saying the flying animals help the environment by eating large amounts of mosquitoes.  

A native of Prairie du Chien, Brad graduated from UW - La Crosse and has worked in radio news for more than 30 years, mostly in the La Crosse area. He regularly covers local courts and city and county government. Brad produces the features "Yesterday in La Crosse" and "What's Buried on Brad's Desk." He also writes the website "Triviazoids," which finds odd connections between events that happen on a certain date, and he writes and performs with the local comedy group Heart of La Crosse. Brad been featured on several national TV programs because of his memory skills.

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  1. Ruth Groth

    June 14, 2019 at 8:41 am

    Will any be available to the public, if so the cost

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