At one point or another, you may have had a run-in with a bat at the cottage. There are eight species that live in Ontario such as the little brown bat, the hoary bat, and the Eastern red bat. They play an important role in the ecosystem, and, in fact, keep some of your least favourite cottage insects in check. Cottage Life’s senior associate editor, Alysha Vandertogt makes a convincing argument for why you should appreciate bats and also explains how you can coexist without co-living. Watch the video to find out.