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  • Amethyst Bridge Bat necklace
    1.5 million bats are mascots in the city of Austin
    Overlooking Lady Bird Lake within Austin, Texas: Congress Bridge is the home of 1.5 million Mexican free-tailed bats. For decades bats have established themselves as one of the local mascots here. Plus they've now become a major tourist...
  • Ted Turner
    Ted Turner Expeditions adds New Mexico Bat Flights to ecotourism offerings
    The newly launched Ted Turner Expeditionsannounced today the offering of the Armendaris Bat Flight expedition to its unique ecotourism focused activities in New Mexico. Based out of the Sierra Grande Lodge & Spa in Truth or Consequences, Ted...
  • Possible cure discovered for white nose syndrome in bats
    Possible cure discovered for white-nose syndrome in bats
    A team of researchers from Brown University and the University of California at San Francisco is the first to discover the underlying cause of white-nose syndrome in bats and develop a potential pathway to a cure. The researchers found the protein...
  • White-nose syndrome map
    Bad news for Bat Appreciation Day: white-nose syndrome confirmed in Iowa bats
    Yesterday was National Bat Appreciation Day. Observed just as the small mammals are beginning to emerge from hibernation, it’s a day that observes the critical role they play in the environment. The day didn’t just call for celebration...
  • Luxury bat condos
    Zoo volunteers are building luxury condos...for bats
    Holy, bat condos! Thanks to some inspired Oregon Zoo volunteers and Metro site stewards,Pacific Northwest bats will have some well-appointed new places to roost this summer, some of them in Metro natural areas.The Oregon Zoo’s Environmental...
  • Scientists discover how blind bats keep from flying into each other
    Scientists discover how blind bats keep from flying into each other
    Bats are for all intents and purposes blind. Bats locate prey, other bats, and stationary objects like tress and rocks with echolocation. Dr. Marc Holderied and colleagues from the University of Bristol have discovered why groups of bats do not...
  • Louisville Slugger signature bats
    Wilson acquires Louisville Slugger brand in $70M deal
    On March 23, news broke that Wilson Sporting Goods will be buying the “Louisville Slugger” brand of baseball bats for $70 million. Since 1855, the bats have been built by Hillerich & Bradsby in the company’s Louisville, Ky....
  • Dead bats found by PA Game Commission
    White-nose syndrome is killing off millions of already endangered bats
    Many are not aware of the importance bats play in ecosystems worldwide. With news that they are carriers of mass infectious diseases (such as rabies and ebola), not to mention their connoted relationship to death (but also good luck and rebirth!),...
  • Wildlife video of Australian microbat recuperating delights viewers
    Wildlife video of Australian microbat recuperating delights viewers
    Just in case you shiver at the thought of bats, you may never have weighed in the benefits of the Tadarida australis, and its importance in Mother Nature's very complex ecosystem. And just in case you have never seen one up close and...
  • Indiana Bats
    Cricket crawl, bat walk, and other Maryland green events
    The Patapsco Valley State Park in Catonsville will be holding Who Polluted the Patapsco? on Aug 19. It will run 11 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. The program will start with a short hike to the river. There will be an interactive story about how human...
  • Public Health issues reminder on ticks and bats
    Public Health issues reminder on ticks and bats (Video)
    Dr. LaMar Hasbrouck, Illinois Department of Public Health (IDPH) Director, put out a notice today to remind residents that on their adventures outdoors that they should take precautions to guard against ticks and animal bites. Bites from ticks,...
  • Cave dwelling bat with White Nose Syndrome
    Bats are dying at an unprecedented rate in North America and may become extinct
    On Sunday, a report from Buffalo’s WGRZ indicated that the bat population in North America has been dwindling significantly. While for many this may come as a bit of a relief, the fact that myriad species of bats may very well be close to...
  • 10 superstitions about bats
    10 superstitions about bats
    That bat is a popular animal, which is mostly because of the fear of them. In reality bats are quite helpful creatures, they keep our insect population down. It's also known that they don't attack people, less than 1% of bats have rabies,...
  • Discover the bat world at Cromwell Valley Park
    Discover the bat world at Cromwell Valley Park
    When springtime arrives ending the winters grasp, everything begins to awaken. This will bring out the bugs and insects on the ground or flitting through the air. At night, the bats come forth to devour the insects in the moonlight. Bats are not...
  • Bats with white nose syndrome
    Arkansas marks 23rd state to have bats with deadly White-nose Syndrome
    Sadly, officials announced on Wednesday, January 29th, that Arkansas is the 23rd state to confirm the presence of White-nose Syndrome (WNS), the devastating wildlife disease that has killed more than 5.7 million bats across eastern North America....
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