Baturday News is a weekly blog written by Rachael, a high school student, bat advocate, 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.
Hi everyone! I hope you all had a good week! I had a fantastic one because it started with Easter, included a day off of school (Monday) and didn’t include too much homework. I did have one test, which was a little disappointing. That teacher kind of let me down, but I guess you can’t have everything.
I read an interesting article about a bat bridge in Ireland. They are building a special bridge for bats on a road that goes from Gort to Tuam. Gort and Tuam are towns in the county of Galway, Ireland. The bridge is being built to help bats fly over the road when they fly from their roosts to their feeding grounds. The shape of the bridge is designed to maintain a flight corridor for the bats.
The bridge is being built to help horseshoe bats that live in the area, but there are other things about the bridge that help other animals. They put in mammal underpasses, mammal shelves and special fences. They are also planting a lot of native trees and other plants.
If you would like to read more about this bridge, you can read about it here.
And now, for the perfect ending to the week, today is Earth Day! It’s time to get out and do things for the Earth and all the creatures that live here. I hope everyone finds something fun to do to celebrate. Maybe, you could plant a native plant in your garden. Or, you could pull plants that are invasive to your area. There are all kinds of ways you can celebrate.
I hope you all have a wonderful week!