white-nose syndrome

Bats are in deep trouble. Decimated by disease and habitat loss, they need us to come to the rescue! Photo: Russell Hunsaker.

‘Trick or Treat’ for Bats

“Everything’s impossible until somebody does it.” – Batman Swooping and scattering in the darkening sky, bats are the superheroes that protect us while we sleep—they snap up tons of mosquitoes …

10 Reasons You Should Love Bats

Lets face it, bats get a pretty bad rep. Many times in the media they are portrayed as scary, blood sucking, rabid creatures. Only about 1% of bats are believed to carry the rabies virus. And quite a few species can be pretty darn cute!

long-nosed bat, Arizona, pollen eating

Bat Facts You Won’t Find in “The Dark Knight Rises”

Back when The Dark Knight was released in 2008, we made a very solid case for “7 Reasons Bats are Just as Cool as Batman.” Really, who can challenge these amazing …

5 Need-to-Know FAQs for Seeing a Bat in the Daytime

I’m convinced that bats are one of the most misunderstood creatures of our time. People either love them (“Oh, they’re so cute!”) or they fear them (“Oh, they have rabies!”), and …

A Truly Scary Halloween Story: Bats Are In Trouble

5 Mass Wildlife Deaths to Really be Worried About

Wildlife CSI: The Feds Investigating the “Aflockalypse” Blackbird Deaths.

little brown bat affected by White-nose syndrome

Now that’s scary! White-nose syndrome decimating US bat populations

It’s almost Halloween and there is no better time to spotlight an animal in need of our attention: bats! Bat populations across the northeastern United States are being destroyed by …

7 Reasons Bats are Just as Cool as Batman

Batman, the hero of Gotham and star of The Dark Knight, is a good guy faced with intense obstacles that sometimes make him an enemy in the eyes of his …

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