When we first learned about bats, the species that we learned about were the big and little brown bats. There was visual aid provided about the types of homes that they live in and where they are most comfortable. The man that introduced bats to us gave us some interesting facts such as: they are not flying rats (nowhere near close) and the mother bats usually stay in the same bat house that they give birth in and it takes a few years to adjust and get comfortable with another bat house. Also, bats usually come out when the street lights come out. We also learned that bats like the warm temperature and depending on where the sun is hitting on the bat house, that is where they stay. However, if the sun becomes too hot, the bats will move where ever it is cooler. Bats also tend to do interesting things such as yawning and stretching like humans which is something else that is interesting that we learned about them. I liked the fact that I was able to step out of my comfort zone and ignore my perception about bats and actually learn something about them and have a liking to them.
|This is one of the bats that we explored while we were at Creek Camp. These bat houses can hold|
the capacity of about over 50 bats and most of them are juvenile (young).