28 October, 2022

It's Bat Week!

 Bat Week 10/24 to 10/31

Learn more here: Bat Week

"Humans need bats. 

Worldwide, there are more than 1,400 species of bats—that’s almost 20 percent of all mammal species. 

Bats live almost everywhere on Earth except the most extreme desert and polar regions. 

So, no matter where you live, it is almost certain that there are bats living near you. 

Bats are amazing animals that are vital to the health of our environment and economy. 

Although we may not always see them, bats are hard at work all around the world each night. 

Most bats in North America eat insects, including moths, beetles, aquatic insects, and flies. 

A single bat can eat up to its body weight in insects each night. 

Eating all these insects helps protect our food crops and forests from insect pests, saving farmers and forest managers billions of dollars each year."

A cutie seen at a Bat Lover's seminar.
I ❤️ bats!
Must have a cat with bats image too!
Bats look like kittens, with big wings, no?


Mickey's Musings said...

Bats are pretty cool. For a while, our fruit bat population was almost gone because of a disease called "white nose syndrome" The Dept of Agriculture was asking people to report any sightings of bats .As they eat insects, we hope the numbers continue to grow.
Now Halloween bats....MOL!
Purrs, Julie

Zoolatry said...

Even tho we "agree" with you ... not gonna comment otherwise ... they do scare us a bit, NO, a lot!

Sandee said...

We love bats. Love to watch them from the back of our boat when it gets dark. They are wicked fast and you're right they do such good work.

Have a fabulous day and weekend. ♥

Three Chatty Cats said...

Bats really can be cute!

https://hairballsandhissyfits.com said...

so glad to hear you love bats too! I think they are very underappreciated. I have a bat box in my backyard but so far no takers! I once had two bats (clearly friends) somehow manage to get into my bathroom ceiling from an outside fan line. After screaming for about an hour (this was at 2AM in the morning) i got a fishing net and caught them and then gently released them! It was a delight to see them fly safely away!

catladymac said...

What a greaat post - with wonderful pictures !

Brian's Home Blog said...

Bats are amazing, we don't mind them at all, they're pretty cute.

pilch92 said...

I like bats. I have many up for Halloween, but Rudy and Rusty keep knocking them down. :)

Meezer's Mews & Terrieristical Woofs said...

Wow that little ba is majorly cute!

Last spring I had a pair of bats in my cellar. kind of spooky...the ceiling is low there, and they were very close to my head, I could hear them whirring by. No they didn't try to roost in my hair, LOL! I opened the cellar entrance to entice them to leave, and I have not seen them or their friends agsain, except outside where they may do all their good work with my blessing.

There have been rabid bats here this year, so we were warned to be careful...more for the beasties than the peeps...

Marvelous Marv said...

We LOVE bats around here! They are the best skeeter eaters in the evening. And I love to watch them flitting hither and yon over the river!

Ivan from WMD said...

We love bats too! We even have one, although she doesn't look anything like those pictures. (Ha ha ha, Mom!)

Ruby Rose and the Big Little Angels 3 said...

Bats are great unless you come home late at night and find one in your kitchen, the they are the devil's spawn.

John Bellen said...

You can't dislike an animal that looks so much like a cat with wings.