Regular readers of our blog will know how we like to spread the word about companies which do that little bit extra for our animal chums, and we've found yet another great example that we'd like to share.Do you remember our Subaru Loves Pets blog post? Well, Subaru isn't the only auto giant to appreciate the importance of looking after wildlife. Let's head on over to Buffalo, West Virginia, to find out more …
Toyota Makes Homes for Flying Mammals … Just in time for Halloween!
For the Bats of Buffalo, Toyota has a treat this Halloween season: Bat boxes! Little wooden bungalows where these mosquito-eating machines can snuggle in for a spell and hopefully take up residence during the warmer months to help control the insect population.
“The bat houses are just one part of our biodiversity plan here at the West Virginia plant” says Marc Crouse, specialist and resident Batman. “Visitors to our one-mile green loop can stroll through to see the bat boxes and appreciate other aspects of biodiversity.”
In addition to this being a great place for a bat to hang out, Toyota’s bat box project is nominated for a Wildlife Habitat Council Award. This year’s winners will be announced at the council’s annual meeting in Baltimore later this week.
Well done Toyota: we (and the Bats of Buffalo) thank you for your great efforts … keep up the good work!