A little batty for a bat

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! Last time we checked in on Fierce he was quite sad. Things seem to be looking up for him and he’s writing more poetry. He is dedicating this to his girlfriend, Gladys. 🙂 The ending might need a little work, but remember that it was written by a BAT!

A photo of two eastern tricolored bats, Fierce and Gladys
Fierce and his friend Gladys

Gladys my love
You are as beautiful as a dove.
When I was sad
You made me feel glad.

You’ve been a great friend
While you helped my heart mend.
I’ll always miss Tinybat,
But you are another bat.

A photo of Gladys the bat hiding in leaves
Gladys, when she's had enough of Fierce's attention.
You are my girlfriend.
And now my poem will end.

4 Replies to “A little batty for a bat”


Cute! How did Gladys get the name? How did they meet?


Hi TMC. I don’t know. I’ll try to find out and let you know.


Hi TMC. I got your answers.

Gladys was named after Gladys Knight. She was a singer in a group called Gladys Knight and the Pips. She started singing when she was 7 years old! The group was started when she was only 8! Anyway, tricolored bats used to be called pipistrelles, pips for short. So, that’s how she got her name.

She was introduced to Fierce and Tinybat because they are all tricolored bats.

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