Ogden and Palmyra Townships are known habitat for the Indiana bat, a federally protected endangered species, and the evening bat, a bat classified as threatened by the State of Michigan. The evening bat colony is the only one of its kind in Michigan and is the northernmost in North America. The evening bat is also important economically because it consumes many crop pests, including spotted cucumber beetles, green stinkbugs, and weevils.
Please browse the two PDF documents below. Both indicate the presence of sensitive bat species in Ogden and Palmyra Townships. Both are great reads to understand more about bats and their habitat.
Bat Study in Michigan
Ecology of the evening bat (Nycticeius Humeralis)