Scientists in the Field

Get in the Halloween Spirit with Bat Week!

Halloween is just around the corner, so you may already have bats on the brain. These creepy flying rodents are a perfect fit for the most spooky holiday. Right? Wrong! Even though bats live in dark places like caves and … Read more

Batty Halloween!

It’s that time of year for tricks or treats and other spooky happenings. And while one of Halloween’s most famous symbols—the bat—may sometimes get a bad reputation, Bat Conservation International states, “bats are our unseen gardeners, with many different foods … Read more

We Need More Bats in the Cave

Since its discovery in 2006, White-Nose Syndrome (WNS) has infected millions of hibernating bats and severely reduced bat populations in the Northeast. According to White-Nose, “WNS has killed more than 5.7 million bats in eastern North America. In some … Read more

Bust Some Bat Myths This Halloween!

Halloween is a terrific opportunity to separate fact from fiction as far as bats are concerned. So I’m jumping on the bandwagon with Bat Conservation International (BCI) to bust some myths about the only flying mammals—bats! BCI is a fantastic … Read more

Citizen Science: You Can Help Count Bats in Pennsylvania

Summer means vacation for many of us, but not mother bats. It’s the season when many bat species gather in summer roosts and give birth. Bat scientists are very interested in these maternity colonies of bat mothers and theirs pups. … Read more

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