Baturday News is a weekly blog written by Rachael, a 7th grade student and Save Lucy volunteer. Rachael’s interest in bats was sparked by the big brown bats that used the outside of her former home for a winter roost. Her family cheerfully hosted this wild colony for years.

Hi Everyone! This week has been very nice and warm. I think all the little bats are happy again. I haven’t seen any yet, but I think there will be some juicy moths and other bugs flying around real soon. Hopefully a lot of the little bats being taken care of by Save Lucy will be able to fly free soon. I think that would make a lot of little bats very happy. I think some people at Save Lucy will be happy too. Everyone has been working very hard keeping all the little bats fed and healthy.

Here is a poem written by little 2015-20 who you met last week. Keep in mind that not all bats are extremely poetic, but I think he did a pretty good job for a first try.

A photograph of Intern Noel checking on a soon-to-be-released silver hair bat in the flight cage.
Intern Noel checks on a soon-to-be-released silver hair bat in the flight cage.

Flying Free

A bat with nail polish. It just cannot be!
Oh, when will I be able to fly free?
A while ago I was so cold.
I was hungry with no food to eat, truth be told.

The two legged creatures took care of me.
They fed me and cleaned me and kept me healthy.
Now, the weather will soon be warm.
Maybe I can move out of the bat dorm.

When things get better, they’ll take the polish off.
There will be no more eating mealworms out of a trough.
I’m grateful for all they’ve done for me.
But I’m looking forward to the day that I’ll be Flying Free!

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