A beautiful, superheroic city!

A photograph of a handmade paper craft of a turkey dressed as Batman.
We don't know who made this amazing craft, but we thought it was a perfect illustration for today's blog. If anyone knows who created it, please let us know!

Hi everyone! I hope you all had a good week! I had a pretty good one because last weekend was a four-day weekend! That's right, I had Monday and Tuesday off of school. That means that not only did I have a four-day weekend, but I only had a three-day school week! Personally, I am of the opinion that I should have had Veteran's Day off as well, but I suppose the people in charge thought students needed more than a two-day school week...I do not understand why! I do hope that all the veterans out there (and all the lucky people who got to stay home and not go to school) enjoyed their special day.

I recently heard about a place called Batman. Batman is, of course, my favorite superhero. So, when I heard that there was a place called Batman, I began investigating. Apparently, this place has been in southeastern Turkey all along, and I didn't know about it! 

Southeastern Turkey sounds like the perfect place for a vacation. It has mountains, wildflowers, and waterfalls. It also has caves and some of the world's oldest archaeological sites. The town of Batman is the area's third largest city. Until 1957, the town was called Iluh. In the 1940's oil was found in the area and the town grew. Shortly after that is when it was renamed Batman after the Batman River nearby. 

This wonderful place also has some amazing bats living there. It was hard for me to pick a favorite, but if I had to pick, I think I'd pick the Bechstein's bat because of its adorable big ears. This lovely little creature has nice fluffy, reddish-brown fur and its face is really cute and pink. The Bechstein's bat eats insects and lives in tree holes. 

If you'd like to read more about Batman, Turkey, you can read about it here.

If you'd like to read more about the Bechstein's bat, you can read about them here.

I hope you all have a great week! It's gotten cold, so bundle up and stay warm. 

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