It’s been a bit stressful lately. I know I’m not the only one. A way to blow off steam and bring a bit of happiness back it to go on… wait for it. BAT ADVENTURES! Zoltan saw bats the other day so I knew it was time to get back out there. I popped a couple fresh triple A’s into the Bat Seeker (the amount of times I’ve linked to them and sent people to them, I think they should send me an extra detector) and off we went. We were not disappointed.
We saw quite a few bats tonight. It was 18 degrees with a cool breeze. Even though it wasn’t a hot and humid night, there were still quite a few bugs out. Tonight we decided to go down an alley way and I’m happy to report, it was a good idea. Right away there were two bats chasing each other and likely gobbling up bugs.
So yes! It begins again! I am also going to continue to update my bat map. And to clear up something. No, this is not to help you avoid them. You cannot avoid them. Bats are everywhere, you likely just don’t see them. I am updating the map as research for myself and for anyone else who loves bats. Along with this I will also post bat info. Not today, maybe not every post, but I will add important information about bats.
Hopefully, soon friends can join us.
Type of bats: Large Brown Bat
No. Mosquito bites: NONE! Yeah!
Here is a link I’ve created to all of our bat sightings.
Important: Do not handle bats. They can carry the rabies virus. Only those who have been properly vaccinated and have knowledge of bats should be handling them. If you find a bat in your home call a bat rescue. Do not call an exterminator, call a rescue. Bats are important for our environment. I have links below for rescues.
Types of bats in Ontario: https://onnaturemagazine.com/bat-guide.html
High Park Nature Centre: https://www.highparknature.org/wiki/wiki.php?n=Mammals.Bats
Bat rescues: http://www.ontariowildliferescue.ca/wildlifecentres/?care=bat