Today I found out that White-Nose Syndrome(WNS) was found in Texas, which is home to Bracken Cave, a huge bat hibernating colony. WNS was found on three species of bats that were hibernating in north-east Texas; two of these bats, the Townsend’s Big-Eared bat and the Cave Myotis, were thought to be one of the bats […]

WNS is Found in Texas



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A few days ago NPR posted a article called, Why Killer Viruses Are On The Rise; this blog post said that bats are very dangerous and carry lots of viruses. I believe that NPR is making people even more afraid of bats and other animals. Posts like this one make people want to kill bats because they […]

NPR Threatens Bats



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A few days ago I visited the Organization For Bat Conservation, or OBC, in Michigan. And had a fantastic time! I did the Bat Keeper for the Day program, and meet some amazing people. At OBC they had: Straw-Colored Fruit Bats, Short-Tailed Fruit Bats, Rodrigues Flying Fox(which looks like a teddy bear), Malayan Flying Fox, […]

Orgainzation For Bat Conservation


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I have found that it is hard to find good places to see bats until you are already there. Last week I found a very good list of places to see bats. The list covers places that range from the US to Africa, and a few places in between. Some of the batty places that […]

Places To See Bats When You Travel


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I realized that I have never mentioned the Gainesville Florida Bat Houses, so I decided to write a post about them! The first thing that you should know about these bat house is that they are huge! They are 18 feet square and made out of wood. Roughly 300,000 bats live in these bat houses […]

University of FL Gainesville Bat Houses



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Not all bats eat bugs. I have gotten many questions over time about what bats eat, so here is the answer; bats eat different things, depending on the bat!  Different bats eat bugs, small mammals, fish, nectar, fruit, blood, frogs, scorpions, and lizards. Most of the bats that live in the US eat bugs such […]

Stuff Bats Eat


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Today is the day that the National Park Service turns 100 years old! Some of my favorite batty places are at NPS sites, like; Carlsbad Caverns National Park, Aztec Ruins National Monument, and Oregon Caves National Park. Carlsbad Caverns National Park, is in New Mexico and is home to thousands of Mexican or Brazilian free-tailed […]

National Park Centennial!


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I thought that you might want to know that in early July, a bat was caught in Minnesota, and it was discovered that this was an Evening Bat, which was odd because Minnesota was out of their range at the time but not any more. This is the original article about this.   The Evening Bat(Nycticeius humeralis), has […]

Evening Bats found in MN



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I thought that you would like to know that I saw five bats last week, when I was in Colorado! I think that one of the bats, was a Pallid bat which is my favorite! I was so happy when I saw them last week. Sadly, I did not have my bat detector with me at […]

Bat Sighting