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  • 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....
  • Heat causes bats to die en masse (Part 2)
    Heat causes bats to die en masse (Part 2)
    Continued from Part 1Bats are not able to withstand heat above 109 degrees, a conservation worker says(Queensland's Brisbane sweltered in temperatures of 106 on Saturday, reported ABC News):"They just fall," says the worker who has...
  • Heatwave in Australia causes bats' death
    Heat causes bats to die en masse
    Top news coming in to a warm San Francisco today is a story about bats.Just as America is recovering from the polar vortex phenomenon, Australia has been recovering from a heatwave.In recent days, Queensland's interior has actually been...
  • Bat
    Wind energy turbines causing hundreds of thousands of bat deaths
    Inventions often have their consequences and one such consequence for the thousands of wind energy turbines that have popped up across the country is the death of bats. A new study reported that just last year, 600,000 bats were killed by the...
  • No more rehabilitation for certain wildlife in Alabama
    No more rehabilitation for certain wildlife in Alabama: Agency says kill them
    Often, animals are injured by vehicles or other types of accidents. Some animals die, leaving their young behind. But now, wildlife rescues in Alabama will no longer be allowed to take certain types of wildlife into their care to rehabilitate them...
  • Rabid bat found at Seattle, Wash. playground, pet owners warned
    Rabid bat found at Seattle, Wash. playground, pet owners warned
    On Tuesday, Aug. 20, KOMO 4 News reported that a rabid bat has been found at Seattle's Madison Park for the second time this summer - and people and their pets may have been exposed to rabies.King County Health officials announced today that...
  • The "Bats" part  of the Bikes, Bats and Brew Ride
    Buffalo Bayou Partnership to offer Bikes, Bats and Brew September 25
    The Buffalo Bayou Partnership has scheduled a two-wheel plus two-winged affair for September 25th, followed by an opportunity to hoist a beer (or two). The Bikes, Bats and Brew ride will roll out from Market Square Park, 301 Milam St., Houston, at...
  • The Perky Bat Tower
    In search of the Perky Bat Tower - Sugarloaf Key, Florida
    Located near the small airport on Sugarloaf Key at Mile Marker 17 on the Overseas Highway, the Perky Bat Tower is a little known piece of Florida Keys’ history. The structure is a monument to the folly of trying to control nature in this...
  • Sick bat found at Seattle, Washington park diagnosed with rabies
    Sick bat found at Seattle, Washington park diagnosed with rabies
    On Thursday, July 18, the Mercer Island Reporter announced that a sick bat found at a Seattle park has tested positive for rabies.The bat, which was found on the sand at Madison Park public beach in Seattle on July 15, tested positive for rabies....