The Bats Are Baaaaaaack!

Awesome! I saw one flying south and it made a u-turn around a tree in the back yard, landed on the east side and crawled up the tree! They crawl so fast. I wish I’d had my camera with me, darn it.

They have more than enough to eat this year. There are herds of moths (that like to land in my hair), lightening bugs, swarms of gnats, horse flies, and hover flies. The lady bugs are still larval, so they won’t get eaten……..yet.

I’m guessing they return to that particular tree every summer because they were born in it. If the bat I saw is a female, she should be having her babies very soon and they could start flying as soon as mid-July. 🙂

Maybe he/she will be one of the lucky ones to not acquire white nose syndrome. Geomyces destructans is the fungus being passed between little brown bats which first appears on their noses causing them to become confused about the outdoor temperature/season so that they fly in wintertime and find no bugs. This causes them to exhaust their fat stores, become weakened even further and eventually die.

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About TripodMA

I went to protests and all I got was this lousy surveillance. Proud parking lot naturalist. My Awards: Time Magazine Person of the Year! 2011 Recipient of the distinguished FBI Out-And-About & Home Visit award FBI Associates Program Nominee 2009-2010 County Parks Taxidermy Squirrel recipient 2009-2010 Don’t Eff With Me and I Won’t Eff With You certificate 2010
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2 Responses to The Bats Are Baaaaaaack!

  1. fightwns says:

    Hi. We have recently launched a nonprofit initiative to raise funds solely for white-nose syndrome research and conservation efforts, thru donations and the sale of batstuff.
    We need the support of all those who appreciate and value bats. Please visit http://fightwns.org
    Thank you

  2. TripodMA says:

    Oh, cool! Thanks for stopping by. I’m planning to getting a sticker and/or a t-shirt.

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