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 the wild colony for years.
Hi everyone! I tried to find some interesting news about bats for this week’s blog, but was very unsuccessful. Google completely let me down!!! Apparently, my search of “bats in the news” gives more baseball results than cute bat animal results. Very, very disappointing!
So, I’ll just say something little about a couple of different things…nothing new really.
First, there is an awesome group called Lights Out Baltimore. They are a group of birdwatchers who try to make Baltimore safe for migratory birds by turning out some of the city lights during peak migration seasons [and by walking the streets at dawn and collecting the bats and birds that hit the city windows--ed.]. This is awesome for the birds, but it’s also awesome for bats. So, thank you Lights Out Baltimore! Now, if only we could get more cities to do the same thing. Any adults out there want to start a Lights Out Fairfax?
I would also like to make sure everyone has seen the cute bat pup pictures that Save Lucy has been posting on its Facebook page. Earlier this week, there was a very cute video of a little bat baby snuggling in a new dog toy shaped like a slipper. I think everyone needs to see this video at least once, so check it out on Save Lucy's YouTube channel (click the YouTube icon above to see all the great videos). And here's a NEW baby video for you…
There was also a very cute picture of a newborn baby bat once it had been with Save Lucy for a week. When it got to the rehabilitators, it was cut and had a fracture and was very tiny. Now, it is doing much better. It has gained a whole 1 ½ grams! So, on behalf of the cute little pup who is so young that its eyes aren’t even open yet (but it is a little fuzzy), thank you to everyone who has been feeding this pup and all the other pups coming in. It’s a lot of work, but those of us who are too young to help really appreciate all you do.