National Bat Appreciation Day 2017

Reason to celebrate: April 17, 2017 is National Bat Appreciation Day.

Bat Appreciation Day

On Bat Appreciation Day, take a moment to consider the humble bat. Bats are mystical, enigmatic creatures which are all around us, though we may not know them. Some types are as small as a thumb, and yet can flying hundreds of miles over land and sea to migrate each year. Bats browse the dark areas they reside in making use of echolocation, and they're also responsible for keeping lots of vermins at bay, featuring mosquitos.

Sadly, several bat species are encountering extinction, because of many factors, consisting of overseas wind farms and loss of their environments. On Bat Appreciation Day, why not take the time to get more information regarding this remarkable animals, and exactly how you can aid in their preservation. Numerous zoos feature a nighttime house where you can see bats up close and individual, so it's also an excellent reason for a family day out at the zoo.

Outdoors: Nature preserve will be home to thousands of endangered bats
Outdoors: Nature preserve will be home to thousands of endangered bats

This Dec. 11, 2015 photo provided by the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service shows USFWL personnel and partners at what will become a 185-acre nature preserve in Hannibal, Mo. Caves and an old limestone mine there serve as the winter hibernation home for ...

It's National Bat Appreciation Day: Photos
It's National Bat Appreciation Day: Photos

Did you know April 17 is bat appreciation day? And why not? These flying mammals, though they look a bit scary to some people, are actually most welcome critters, for all of the good they do. Bats are terrific pollinators and seed-dispersers of ...

New preserve in Missouri aims to protect endangered bats
New preserve in Missouri aims to protect endangered bats

"Not everybody has something like this in their backyard." The preserve will open to the public after land purchases are complete in January, with a dedication ceremony expected on April 17 — National Bat Appreciation Day — Marquardt said. The land ...

Happy National Bat Appreciation Day, bat city!
Happy National Bat Appreciation Day, bat city!

AUSTIN -- Friday is National Bat Appreciation Day, and what better city to celebrate the holiday than Austin? Austin is home to the largest urban colony of bats in the world, living under the Ann W. Richards Congress Avenue Bridge over Lady Bird Lake.

Bat Has Conveyor Belt Tongue
Bat Has Conveyor Belt Tongue

It's National Bat Appreciation Day: Photos. “Our results highlight a novel drinking mechanism in mammals,” wrote lead author Marco Tschapka, of the University of Ulm and the Smithsonian Tropical Research Institute, and his colleagues. The researchers ...

Carnivorous Plants Communicate with Bats
Carnivorous Plants Communicate with Bats

It's National Bat Appreciation Day: Photos. “Moreover,” he continued, “the bats are clearly able to distinguish their plant partner from other plants that are similar in shape, but lack the conspicuous reflector.” Schöner, senior author Gerald Kerth ...

Rare Bat with Super-Long Tongue Spotted in Bolivia
Rare Bat with Super-Long Tongue Spotted in Bolivia

During an expedition in Bolivia, a research team encountered the little-documented tube-lipped nectar bat (Anoura fistulata), known for its enormous tongue. Trade Forex at OANDA. Real Currency Market Conditions. Free Demo Accounts Never Expire.

Preserve to benefit bats, humans
Preserve to benefit bats, humans

Included in the agreement will be a conservation easement that will assure the property will always remain a park and the mine gates in place to protect the bats. A formal dedication date has been set for April 17, 2016, which is National Bat ...

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