Sunset bat tours bring so much joy to my day.
Yes, seeing over 2 million bats flying over head is incredible, but what I truly love about this is the humans. It makes me so unbelievably happy that every night hundreds of people gather on this bridge and on the water, waiting for a glimpse of nature at its finest in the heart of downtown. No music, no alcohol, no entrance fee, no celebrities or fancy food- just life.
Thanks to the man that stopped the city from exterminating this colony and thanks to all the people for relishing in the simple, beautiful things that happen in this world. Keep being awesome, human race ✌🏼✌🏽✌🏿
Meet Otis, the star of my next children’s book with author Laurence Pringle, THE SECRET LIFE of the LITTLE BROWN BAT. Fall in love with #Bats as you follow Otis through the first year of his little furry life. Ships from Amazon and B&N on 9/11/18, or you can pre-order it now and pick it up in your favorite local bookstore via the link in my profile. Librarians, non-profits, nature centers: scroll to the last photo for ordering info. Reviewers: msg me about ARCs & F&Gs. Published by @boydsmillspress and distributed by @penguinrandomhouse Now booking appearances and events for September, October, and #BatWeek2018 ! #supportindiebookstores Very special thanks to @mary_colgan and @pabatrescue for your contributions to this book. 🖤🦇
Blimey, found an adult bat trapped in a skylight at the back of our hospice. The sun had made the space very warm and another bat there had died. This little fella became very active after a while and enjoyed some water to dehydrate. He's now been put carefully back up in the large loft here where we think the rest of the colony lives. Beautiful little creature.
Habrá a quién le horripilen, pero como todo, depende de los ojos con los que se mire. Cuando los observas y aprendes de su vida, ves en los quirópteros unos animales fascinantes, dotados de una “tecnología” increíble, que suponen un plaguicida cien por cien respetuoso con el medio.
So I went outside to water my plants and found this guy in my door frame. I had no freaking idea what it was until Rudy told me it was a bat. Yes, he’s breathing because at first I thought he was not.. but he picked this spot to spend his evening. Swipe left to see up close! He is actually SO adorable! In my garden I often see geckos, lizards, spiders and frogs, and now we are visited by this cute little baby bat!
Totem: The bat comes to those with acute spiritual senses as a symbol of transformation, and advises to prepare for major life changes. The bat totem belongs to those who are misunderstood by society, and who may be stuck in a moment of fear of growth or development. As a guide, call on the bat when you need courage to face the darkness. .
I needed this.
Cobra B.A.T.s swarm in this awesome shot by @plasticbattles! 💥#surveillanceport ・・・
#repost “Lifeless automatons without emotion or free will and whose sole purpose is wanton destruction? Scary stuff. Now hand them some laser rifles and it gets downright horrific.” – Hawk’s battlefield journal; June 20, 1986.
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Pics 2 and 3: A little insect friend hitched a ride atop the lead B.A.T.s noggin. Anyone know what these things are called? 🐛
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Bracken Cave, Texas, USA
Bracken Cave is the largest known bat colony in the world and is also believed to be the the largest concentration of mammals on Earth. Between March and October every year the cave is home to some 20 million Mexican free-tailed bats (Tadarida brasiliensis) giving birth. The emergence of millions of bats, as they spiral out of the cave at dusk for their nightly insect hunt, is an unforgettable sight.
Bat Conservation International are working hard to protect these beautiful and immensely important species and the ecosystem they are part off.
The best time to visit is in early July as the newly born bats begin to fly, and the days are long allowing you to witness the spectacle in the golden evening sun.