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.