Saturday, August 24, 2013


I haven't mentioned this, but I've been really happy to notice a large number of bats that live here.  I've seen 50 or 60 of them, and I'm overjoyed because they eat the blood sucking insects that fly at night. 

I'd have a picture, but I can't get them to pose for me. 

I've actually had bats swoop down and take an insect inches from my face when I was wearing a headlamp.  Not sure what it was -- probably a moth of some sort -- but it was pretty cool.  They are adept flyers. 

Andrew, Over at GreenMachine, has a post about building bat houses with links to designs and plans.  I am going to build a few and hope to see more bats around here.  The more the merrier!

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