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Lower your pitch please!

Hi everyone! I hope you all had a good week! I have been very busy with my schoolwork and reading articles about bats. Bats are very interesting creatures. One thing that’s interesting about them is their ability to mimic specific sounds. A lot of animals aren’t able to do this; however, humans, some birds, seals, […]

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Moth mufflers

Hi everyone! I hope you all had a good week! I found a very interesting article about bat prey, specifically different species of deaf moths, to write about this week. As bats use echolocation to find their prey, it is imperative to their foods’ survival that they hear the bats coming. This way they can […]

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Flying through hoops!

Hi everyone! I hope you all had a good week! I found an interesting article about helping bats that are hibernating in caves. Torpor, a state of lowered body temperature and much slower metabolism, is very important for cave hibernating bats. This torpor is often interrupted by people who are happy to explore underground, which […]

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Fungus in the canyon?

Hi everyone! I hope you all had a good week! I had a wonderful week full of holiday parties and cookies! Sadly though, I have some potentially unfortunate news. It appears that the Grand Canyon National Park has begun increasing surveillance for White Nose Syndrome. This doesn’t mean that the fungus has been detected yet, […]

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Skulls R cool!

Hi everyone! I hope you all had a good week! I read a very interesting article about a study dedicated to finding what types of evolutionary forces help shape animals. A group of biologists at the University of Washington researched the diversity of bat skulls. The researchers used scans of skulls of over 200 bat […]

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Fight the Fungus!

Hi everyone! I hope you all had a good week! I am very excited for Thanksgiving break! I get almost a whole week off school! Then it’s only three more weeks until Winter Vacation!  I have some interesting news to share with you all today. White Nose Syndrome has had a devastating impact on bat […]

Exceptional aging?

Hi everyone! I hope you all had a good week! I am excited to announce that Bat Week will officially start tomorrow, October 24th and end on the 31st. To celebrate this wonderful week, The Botanic Gardens in Washington DC will be holding its annual Bat Bonanza on October 26 at 10AM. Save Lucy will […]