we met the bats

learned about

all the good they do

micro bats

mega bats

brown bats

fruit bats


how important they are

to our world


we will try

to do our part

to help

save the bats.

“the baby bat screamed out in fright,
‘turn on the dark, i’m afraid of the light.”
― shel silverstein


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  1. The little guy in your picture looks like he is having a nap. I’ve always liked bats – but we had cats and bats and cats are not good friends. Where I lived some years ago it was quite tree woodsy and the bats were everywhere. They used to come down the chimney sometimes and get into the house. I’d race to catch them with a fishing net before the cats could catch them. I’d set them outside to fly again.

    Great post Beth – excellent learning experience for the kids.

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  2. When my youngest son was about 8, I took him with me to Austin. There is a very large colony of bats that live under the S. Congress St bridge. They have boat tours that will take you out over the lake at dusk to watch the bats come out. It’s this huge flowing black cloud that emerges, hovers, and dissipates. It’s the most fascinating thing, and they are so beneficial to the farmers, and all agriculture in general.
    I’m for anything that eats mosquitos.☺️

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  3. Love them! And love the big fruit bats at the zoo – they are one of the most fascinating animals there! When I was on Mackinac Island last summer, the bats had a disease called “white-nose syndrome,” that is apparently killing many of them all over North America. I’m sure you are aware of it – very sad.

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  4. Bats..hmm I’m still out on if I like or not. We had a plague in Melbourne one our major parks, which has thousands of trees, every branch was covered, a very eerie sight indeed. I think they are clever hanging upside down ☺️

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  5. I sat on a garden bench for 20 minutes watching a bat rid my airspace of bugs. He was an amazing flyer, best I’d ever seen. Dips, dives, loop-the-loops, zigzags, starts and stops. And not a single mosquito troubled me. He was beautiful. He can come back anytime.

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  6. I have been in lots of caves, some closed to public and some just plain wild. Bats are a little strange when they come at you in groups but they veer off suddenly realizing they don’t want to touch you.
    I worry about “white nose syndrome” which we pass germs to them.
    I also worry about the wind mills which I liked but somehow their sonar don’t detect and they find dead bats by them.
    My son is like your “grandie” is with butterflies; only his whispering helped me, his mama, by catching bats in old rental houses and releasing them. Once with an oven mitt, once with a pair of gloves and last one with a kitchen towel! 🙂

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    • wow, you’ve had a lot of experience with them, robin. i had no idea about the windmills. i’m glad you were able to get them out of the house, they were probably more scared of you than you were of them )


  7. Saw my first bat peeing this summer, here in Germany at a zoo. Don’t know why I should be surprised by this, but he flipped himself upright before doing so.

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