Hello Bat Lady

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 photograph of Leslie Sturges, President and founder of Save Lucy, checking on a rehabilitated bat in the flight cage.
Leslie Sturges, President and founder of Save Lucy, checks on a bat in the flight cage.

Hi everyone! I am very happy to report that Mrs. Sturges was featured as the Woman in Bat Conservation this week by Bat Conservation International. I was very fun to read about her because she is obviously my favorite “bat lady”. I am sure a lot of you already read about her, but just in case you didn’t, here is the link. http://www.batcon.org/resources/media-education/news-room/the-echo/896-women-in-bat-conservation-leslie-sturges

I think one of the important things that she says is that there are many ways to raise awareness of bats. She suggests talking to your neighbors about how awesome bats are and how we shouldn't be scared of them. I think it’s amazing how many people are scared of these awesome little critters. You all obviously love them, so please help spread the word that bats aren't gross or scary. We need them and they need us.

Congratulations Mrs. Sturges!!!  You are awesome!!!

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