LUCY'S BLOG

Find new and interesting articles and videos about bats worldwide.

Lucy’s friends in the news!

August 7th, 2011| Blog

Our friend Vicki Beckham-Smith contributed to a fantastic Georgia Outdoors segment on bats. . Learn more about Vicki and her bats on her website. Another great friend to bats, Corky Quirk, looks out for bats in Northern California through NorCal Bats. Her local public television station did a terrific special about a huge colony of […]

Lucy’s people in the news

August 7th, 2011| Blog

The Washington Post recently featured the Save Lucy Campaign’s president, Leslie Sturges. Check it out here

International Year of the Bat

July 13th, 2011| Blog

The UNEP Convention on Migratory Species (CMS) and The Agreement on the Conservation of Populations of European Bats (EUROBATS) have joined together to celebrate the Year of the Bat. We are joining our friends at Bat Conservation International to become a Year of the Bat partner. Please visit BCI’s Year of the Bat page to […]

Where have we been??

July 1st, 2011| Blog

It’s been a long time since we updated Lucy’s blog, and we apologize. Spring and summer are very busy times for some bat people, especially bat rehabilitators. In the mid-Atlantic, where Save Lucy headquarters is located, bats start pupping (having babies) in late May and through June. Unfortuntately, baby bats sometimes fall from the colony, […]

New paper shows just how important bats are to agriculture

April 1st, 2011| Blog

According to the US Geological Service “Pest-control services provided by insect-eating bats in the United States likely save the U.S. agricultural industry at least $3 billion a year, and yet insectivorous bats are among the most overlooked economically important, non-domesticated animals in North America…” Read the full press release here

More not-good news today

March 30th, 2011| Blog

The state of Ohio and New Brunswick, Canada can now be added to the growing list of affected states and provinces in North America. Maryland also identified another affected site, an abandoned mine that bats adopted for hibernation. Here is the most recent WNS map. A great friend to bats, Cal Butchkoski of Pennsylvania’s Game […]

Kids are doing great things to help bats!

March 30th, 2011| Blog

Miss Hope’s preschool class made a website and raised money for WNS research! They wrote this sweet letter to Lucy Dear Lucy, We are helping to save bats that are sick. We made lots of money for scientists to find a medicine. We sold cookies. We love you and want you and all of your […]

Too young to follow us on Facebook?

March 30th, 2011| Blog

Talk to your parents to see if any of these social sites are right for you Kidswirl Everloop ScuttlePad Imbee If you decide to join one of these groups, or are already a member, you can help Lucy by talking about bats and WNS in your groups. Please let us know how you are helping […]

Oh dear!!

March 25th, 2011| Blog

Just as we posted the map below, another version came in showing that a new site in Connecticut is infected. According to one of the state biologists, the site had lots of tri-colored bats (formerly called eastern pipstrelles). The biologists think the infected site was the winter home for some bats they study every summer. […]

White Nose Syndrome continues to spread

March 25th, 2011| Blog

Here is the latest WNS map showing three new counties in Pennsylvania that probably have WNS-infected sites. Over the past winter, more infected sites were discovered in Virginia, West Virginia, and Ontario. Plus, scientists found infected sites for the first time in North Carolina and Indiana. This is very sad news for cave-dependant bats.

Meet Lucy’s People

March 25th, 2011| Blog

Volunteers from the Save Lucy Campaign will be at at Potomac Overlook Nature Center in Arlington, VA on April 3rd from 1:30 – 3:30 to help welcome a new cave exhibit. This is a great opportunity to learn about cave ecology and the region’s bats. From Potomac Overlook: Sunday, April 3, Potomac Overlook Regional Park […]

Monitor a Bat Box or Barn Colony

March 15th, 2011| Blog

Your Mission With your parents, or another responsible adult, monitor a bat box or barn colony. Try to count the bats as they leave for the evening. Let your local nature center or wildlife rehabilitator know where the colony is.