Baturday News is a weekly blog written by Rachael, a middle school 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 the wild colony for years

A photograph of Brazilian freetail bats navigating in a crowded space.
Freetail bats navigating in a crowd! Photo USFWS/Ann Froschauer

Hi everyone! I hope you all had a very Merry Christmas! The bats at Save Lucy definitely did. They loved all of their presents. They got mealworms, mealworms and more mealworms! There were some very cute pictures on the Save Lucy Facebook page of some very festive bats. One of them was even eating a yummy mealworm candy cane. Honestly, can you think of anything tastier?

For this week’s blog, I wanted to write about a festive and batty Christmas story. Unfortunately, I couldn’t find one. It seems no one has written a festive Christmas story that involves bats!!! We might have to do something about that. So, anyway, I found an interesting article about bats…not Christmassy, but still interesting because it is about bats.

Scientists in Israel did some experiments with bats and found out that they produce longer and louder calls when there are a lot of other bats around. You know how when you are in a crowded room and there are a lot of people talking, you start talking louder? It looks like bats do the same thing. I thought that was pretty cool. You can read the article here.

I hope everyone is enjoying their holiday season! I hope everyone has a very Happy New Year! Next time you hear from me it will be 2016!!!

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