I found out yesterday that White-Nose Syndrome (WNS) has spread to Minnesota. The first place the WNS was confirmed was in Soudan Underground Mine State Park. WNS has killed 5.7 billion bats and has traveled to 27 US states and 5 Canadian provinces. If you would like the to read the full article on the spread of […]

WNS Spreads To Minnesota


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The Philippine Tube-Nosed bat (Nyctimene rabori) I think is very pretty and like nothing I have ever seen. It has a characteristic of having a wide dark stripe down the center of its back. The Philippine Tube-Nosed bat, is only found in the Philippines on the three specific islands of Cebu, Negros, and Sibuyan; however, […]

The Philippine Tube-Nosed Fruit Bat


My older brother came up with a wonderful sentence, which I think we could all relate to. “The eyes of a bat will melt even the hardest heart.” I thought that this was very true and that you would think so too!

My Batty Family



The Ghost bat (Macroderma gigas) is the largest member of the false vampire bat family (Megadermatidae). I think that Ghost bats are really adorable! These bats live across Australia, from rainforest areas to more arid areas. They mostly roost alone, and they eat small animals or large insects. Ghost bats are named after their whitish head, ears, wing […]

The Ghost Bat


The Bumblebee bat (Craseonycteris thonglongyai) is the smallest bat as well as the smallest mammal in the world. This bat’s common name is the Bumblebee bat but its other name is the Kitti’s Hog-Nosed bat. These bats are extremely small; they are approximately 1 inch in length, and their weight is less than two grams! They live […]

The Bumblebee Bat


I thought that we should have a blog post just about baby bats! Besides being absolutely adorable, the bats mother can smell their baby out of a colony of thousands of other baby bats. Baby bats have to survive being put up on the roof of the cave by their mothers and not falling down, because […]

Baby Bats



Barro Colorado Island is an extremely special place for finding bats because it has the highest population of bats in the world. This island has 74 bat species, while the USA only has 47! It is incredible to think that 3,800 acre island can have that many bats! No one knows why this island has so many bats, but researchers […]

Barro Colorado Island


Bat gardens are a great way to attract bats to your home. I have been thinking about planting a bat garden for a while but I haven’t yet. One of the reasons that I want to have a bat garden is that I live in a place that does not have a lot of bats. To […]

Bat Gardens


I found a very informative article that has good basic information on Megabats; the website is called Bats Rule. I found the article a while ago and I thought that I should post it! I think that people would learn a lot from the article. In my opinion Megabats are some of the cutest bats ever – I love how their ears move! […]

Megabats



This is the Honduran White Bat or a Tent Making Bat, it is the most adorable bat you will probably ever find. If you are afraid of bats, this one will make your heart melt. These bats are 3.7-4.7 cm long, and they live in leafs. The picture shows that on the midrib of the leaf the bats nibbled some of […]

Honduran White Bats