A Plea

One of the recurring themes of #BatWeek is to be a #BatHero. I want to take a minute to talk to you all about that. 2020 has been an awful year in so many respects, but for us, while we, so far, have been lucky to not lose any people to COVID, we lost a […]


Baby Bat Cam!!!!

Hi everyone! Happy 4th of July! I hope you all had a good week! I have some exciting news! The Arizona Game and Fish Department has set up a camera inside an old barn where you can watch at least five different bat species! If you want to see the bats in their home, the […]


Bats, love, and community

Hi everyone! I hope you all had a good week! Instead of talking about bats this week, I’d like to introduce you to an amazing artist from Richmond, VA named Kyle Sutphin. Mr. Sutphin has always been interested in helping others. In high school, he volunteered at a wildlife rescue and helped take care of […]


Big naked what??!!?

Hi everyone! I hope you all had a good week! Since I’m preparing for a trip to South American, I thought I’d research another South American bat. The Big Naked-Backed Bat lives throughout Central and South America. It was first identified as a new species in 1842 by Johann Wagner. These bats are described as […]


Nope, you stay right over there!

Hi everyone! I hope you all had a good week! I found an interesting article about social distancing. Apparently, humans aren’t the only ones who socially distance to protect others from illness. Vampire bats do too! Researchers studying vampire bats with bacterial infections observed the bats distancing themselves from other bats. Just like humans, the […]