So long, and thanks for all the mealworms…

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.


A picture of Tinybat, a tricolored bat
Tinybat, we miss you.

Hi Everyone! I have some really sad news. Tinybat passed away this week. He was a wonderful little guy and I’ll miss him terribly. The people at Save Lucy are really, really sad because he was a great bat. I am going to miss his poetry. I wonder if Freda or Quinn would be willing to learn to type so we can have some more bat poetry.

Tinybat was a little tri-colored bat. He was small even for them. His wings had been hurting lately because he had arthritis in them. The people at Save Lucy did everything they could to keep Tinybat healthy and comfortable, but little Tinybat didn’t make it. He had been an education bat for a long time because he couldn’t fly well enough to be released into the wild. Save Lucy has another tri-colored bat named Fierce. Fierce and Tinybat were the best of bat-friends and Fierce seems very sad now.

I thought it would be nice to repost Tinybat’s very first poem. I’ll miss you Tinybat!
A crunchy little mealworm
That’s what I will eat
A crunchy little mealworm
Sweet, sweet, sweet
In memory of Tinybat

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