Bats on the News

Baturday News is a weekly blog written by Rachael, a 7th grade student and Save Lucy volunteer. Rachael’s interest in bats was sparked by the big brown bats that used the outside of her former home for a winter roost. Her family cheerfully hosted this wild colony for years.

Hi Everyone! A lot is happening in the bat world and some of it is pretty funny.

A photograph of a young biologist
A young biologist lends his headlamp to determine the age of a bat.

First, the serious stuff. There was a Bat Blitz last weekend in Annandale, VA. They went out to try to catch some bats. They only caught one before they had to stop because of the weather. The project lead was a bat biologist who has a blog that you can read here. He is an awesome photographer and I’m sure you’ll love his stuff!

More news from last weekend is that little Freda flew for the very first time! She flew around for a little while and then had to go back inside because the weather was not cooperating again.

Now for the funny stuff. I found this story on the internet Thursday. Thank you Yahoo News! Apparently a bat in Tennessee wants to be a news anchor. Too bad the humans on the set didn’t want to give up their jobs. I think you’ll like this. I laughed pretty hard.

Last, but not least, don’t forget about Bat Fest Annandale tonight! I hope the bats and I will see some of you there. I’ll blog all about it.

3 Replies to “Bats on the News”


As always, Rachael, your article is interesting and beautifully written!


Thank you! I’m glad you like it.

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