Most of us think bats are creepy. They have funny squished-in faces, live in spooky dark caves and we can’t help feeling as though they just might want to suck our blood.
But in reality, bats do a lot of good. A bat eats about 2,000 to 6,000 insects each night, including pests like flies and mosquitoes. Bats that drink nectar are also effective pollinators of crops including mangos and bananas.
Come learn the truth about bats at the library! Explore their nocturnal habits in a Bats of the World live animal presentation by the Organization for Bat Conservation. Check out a few fun books about bats and you just might be inspired to build your very own bat house or visit one of Michigan’s live bat colonies yourself.
Posted by: Anjie