Some good news, a little art, and a bat gets a name

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! I read an interesting article about how little brown bat colonies are stabilizing in the Aeolus Cave in Vermont. You can read the whole article here. Scientists have found that little brown bats there are surviving even though they have been exposed to WNS for years. They don’t know how or why the bats are able to survive, but they are excited about it. Maybe they’ll be able to figure it out and then they’ll be able to help other bats!

tinybat by Julie 1 Tinybat by Julie 2I also want to make sure that everyone sees the adorable sculpture of Tinybat that was commissioned by Save Lucy. Just in case you haven’t seen a picture of it yet, here it is. One of Save Lucy’s favorite artists, Julie S., made it out of needlefelt wool, felt and little beads for eyes. I think the artist did a really nice job of capturing little Tinybat’s personality. And I think she’s an amazing artist! I hope you like it.

In other news, Save Lucy had a naming contest for the beautiful new education bat. She's a red bat. The name Poppy won by a landslide. I'm glad Poppy won.  She looks like a little Poppy.

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