Baturday News is a weekly blog written by Rachael, a 6th grade student and Save Lucy volunteer. Rachael’s interest in bats was sparked by the big browns bats that use the outside of her home for a winter roost. Her family has cheerfully hosted this wild colony for years.
Bats are in the news again this week. Some of it is good news and some of it is bad. The good news is that bat populations are recovering in Europe. The National Geographic is reporting that bat populations in Europe have increased by 43%. You can read the article here . With any luck, we’ll be able to report some good news for North American bats one day. In the meantime, our bad news…
White-Nose Syndrome has been found in bats in Marion County in Arkansas. Arkansas is the 23rd state to have bats with WNS. It is being found in their northern long-eared bats. You can read the very sad article here.