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International Bat Night 30-31 August 2014

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- 1394 days ago -
Let's change the way we see bats! To see how much you really know about bats, take the BBC quiz. My score was 'Bat-tastic'

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Animae C (514)
Saturday August 30, 2014, 7:56 am

i scored 4-6: Bat-tastic!

Thanx Bella

Saturday August 30, 2014, 8:21 am
signed, thanks!!!

Louise C (134)
Saturday August 30, 2014, 8:21 am
signed! well done!

Pat B (356)
Saturday August 30, 2014, 8:45 am
Scored 4-6: Bat-tastic!
Sometimes, we'll head up to the Ann W. Richards Congress Avenue Bridge up in Austin, TX. I think that it's the largest bat colony living under the bridge in the world.
Thank you, Bella for this.

Alexandra G (250)
Saturday August 30, 2014, 9:16 am
noted, thanks Bella

Anne F (17)
Saturday August 30, 2014, 9:19 am
Good to remember - i met someone this week who didn't know that we even have bats living in the forest here (and there are four species)

Past Member (0)
Saturday August 30, 2014, 9:50 am
Didn't do too bad--thought i'd do worse. So sad many bats perished in Toronto this past winter as it was frigid non-stop cos of the Polar Vortex. Thx Bella

Lone F (67)
Saturday August 30, 2014, 10:29 am
Noted. Thanks Bella!

Barb K (1688)
Saturday August 30, 2014, 10:37 am
Scored 6-6: Bat-tastic!
We had bats on our back porch that would come out at dusk. One evening as I sat in my wheelchair waiting for my family to join me, I saw a small black wing fluttering under a small rock my Mom had in her rock garden. Everyone came out, all talking to each other at once. I finally got my big brother's attention: 'There's a black wing under that rock....looks like it's struggling...'

'Well, let's just see what it is,' my brother answered. 'Oh I see what it is. It's a bat.' When the females heard the word 'bat' they all banned together leaving me out. LOL 'Now girls, it's just a bat. He's more scared of YOU than you are of HIM.' he informed them. One of my sisters realized they'd left me out of their Group of Chickens and hoovered over me. My big brother slowly lifted the rock and sure 'nuff, a bat shot out. Poor little thing kept going around in circles trying to get his bearings. And of course, we all screamed...LOL But after the initial shock of seeing it fly around in circles we felt sorry for it and named it 'Bat Wally' because it kept running into the garden wall. From then on, whenever we'd go out at dusk, and saw 'Bat Wally' flying above our heads we always screamed at first, because he scared the bejewels out of us, and then we'd talk to him :)

Thanks Bonnie :)

Jeannet Bertelink (74)
Saturday August 30, 2014, 12:00 pm
noted thanks Bella

Kathleen M (211)
Saturday August 30, 2014, 12:45 pm
Noted. Thanks Bella. We had one in our apartment a few weeks ago. Not afraid of bats when we're outside (me AND the bat), but it's another story when it's fluttering in the hallway. It stayed the night, sleeping in the folds of a curtain. My husband opened a window and it left. Happeened once before, a couple of years ago. Cannot figure out how they get in!

Michela M (3964)
Saturday August 30, 2014, 12:54 pm
Noted!! I like bats!!!

Michela M (3964)
Saturday August 30, 2014, 12:59 pm
you took action on February 20, 2014

Carol French (121)
Saturday August 30, 2014, 1:32 pm
I did the quiz & " I could have done Bat-ter". 1 / 6 is what. I got!!
Not to good right??

Sheila D (194)
Saturday August 30, 2014, 1:53 pm
Got 2/6...good for a city girl who used to scream when I'd get "dive-bombed" from fear they'd get in my hair. Have learned alot since then, especially how good they are at eating insects. Thanks Bella.

Saturday August 30, 2014, 2:47 pm
Noted & shared. Thanks Bella

Lady Suki (446)
Saturday August 30, 2014, 3:47 pm
Hmm an underappreciated animal. Thanks for posting. Thank you G.G. for the forward.

Lady Suki (446)
Saturday August 30, 2014, 3:49 pm
4/6 for me.

Rhonda B (99)
Saturday August 30, 2014, 3:58 pm
Noted! Thank you Bella :)

Patricia W (48)
Saturday August 30, 2014, 4:22 pm
Scored 6-6: Bat-tastic S&N Thank you, Bella, for the post.

I love bats. They're such fascinating creatures. I like to go out around dusk and watch them flit around. And we have a bat house :) I learned that bats love ripe bananas. so we put them out for them to enjoy.

paula B (71)
Saturday August 30, 2014, 5:01 pm
I love bats, too! Great story!!

Nimue Michelle Pendragon Gaze (339)
Saturday August 30, 2014, 5:03 pm
Petition signed February. Thanks.

Athena F (131)
Saturday August 30, 2014, 5:30 pm

Bella F (94)
Saturday August 30, 2014, 5:42 pm
What a great story BarbCat , made me smile. Thank you for sharing.

Gabriela Baldaia (104)
Saturday August 30, 2014, 6:24 pm
Signed, thank you :)
Thanks, BarbCat, for sharing BAT WALLY story with us :)

Elisa F (235)
Saturday August 30, 2014, 6:29 pm
Noted :) Thanks, Bella.

Tina F (113)
Saturday August 30, 2014, 7:31 pm
Noted! Thanks Bella!

Ulane V (48)
Saturday August 30, 2014, 7:52 pm

Cheryl H (91)
Saturday August 30, 2014, 11:38 pm
Noted. Thanks Bella!

paris Karali Away (147)
Sunday August 31, 2014, 12:00 am

Inge Bjorkman (202)
Sunday August 31, 2014, 1:02 am
My house is full of bats.

Love Bats

Tina F (29)
Sunday August 31, 2014, 2:48 am
I really like bats.. the are a very interesting animals... And they are so good to spread the seed and plant all where ever they flown..They are so good for the nature.....

Sylvie A (193)
Sunday August 31, 2014, 3:22 am
Notée, merci.

PlsNoMessage se (588)
Sunday August 31, 2014, 3:29 am

Monika V (443)
Sunday August 31, 2014, 4:11 am
Noted and shared!

Tanya W (65)
Sunday August 31, 2014, 4:27 am
Noted thanks

Aud n (740)
Sunday August 31, 2014, 5:22 am

Past Member (0)
Sunday August 31, 2014, 5:24 am

Dawnie W (250)
Sunday August 31, 2014, 6:17 am
Interesting article and yes very delicate necessary animals bats are for our environment, great pollinators along with the bees. They need our devotion, understanding care and protection.

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Marianne R (95)
Sunday August 31, 2014, 6:26 am
Noted. Thanks Bella

Ruth C (87)
Sunday August 31, 2014, 6:37 am

Lindsay K (6)
Sunday August 31, 2014, 7:32 am
Noted - thanks for posting

. (0)
Sunday August 31, 2014, 7:39 am
I have always liked bats, and it upsets me whenever a person's first reaction to seeing a bat is to try to kill it.

Allen O (198)
Sunday August 31, 2014, 7:41 am
4 out of 6 and noted - Thanks Bella

Michaela Carlsson (248)
Sunday August 31, 2014, 7:45 am
Bat-tastic 6/6, thank You for sharing!!

Don H (45)
Sunday August 31, 2014, 8:57 am
Thank you, Bella and GGma.

I have seen bats with the infection here in Ohio. The bat population has has plummeted.

Tom R (23)
Sunday August 31, 2014, 10:34 am
Leave them all alone. Bats are important too.

Patricia Cunningham (134)
Sunday August 31, 2014, 8:09 pm
Nothing wrong with bats there are beautiful little critters

Liliana G (201)
Sunday August 31, 2014, 10:07 pm
Loved the story. We used to have bats around the cities here but for some reason, I guess it's the flooding of cement everywhere, they are more confined now to our cave systems more to the central highlands of Puerto Rico. I didn't dare yet to take the quiz until I read a little more about the subject!

P A (117)
Sunday August 31, 2014, 11:57 pm
I love bats - round here we were taught that bats eat around 600 insects each a night - that could be 600 midges and mosquitoes that would otherwise bite us or our animals - gotta love that!

Kerstin S (371)
Monday September 1, 2014, 4:56 am

Donna Hamilton (159)
Monday September 1, 2014, 5:39 am
Noted. Thanks, Bella.

Past Member (0)
Monday September 1, 2014, 6:11 am
THX so much

Philipa Longley (34)
Monday September 1, 2014, 11:34 am
N&S. Thank you Bella.

Eternal G (745)
Monday September 1, 2014, 3:51 pm
4/6 not too bat, signed related petition!

Sherri Martin (78)
Monday September 1, 2014, 8:51 pm
Noted, Signed and Shared to Facebook

Sandra s (130)
Tuesday September 2, 2014, 3:09 pm
Signed/sharing,thank you,xxx

Lenicka R (60)
Wednesday September 3, 2014, 6:56 am
Thanks Bella

Sandra Vito (94)
Wednesday September 3, 2014, 10:24 am
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