Bats in the Belfry, and the Driveway, and the Light Fixture

A tribute to one of the world’s most misunderstood mammals

Author’s photo of baby bat from driveway on rehabber’s thumb

It is dusk and I’m sitting out on my patio in front of the firepit as I do several nights a week. Dozens of bats can be seen flying above me, erratically dipping and diving and swooping but never running into each other. Sometimes there are great swarms of these night creatures in my neighborhood that…

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