Baturday News is a weekly blog written by Rachael, a middle school 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 hope you all had a good week! All the little bats are excited because it’s almost Bat Week. Bat Week is an international celebration of all things bats and will be from October 25-31. Save Lucy is one of the organizations involved, so you know all our furry little friends are very happy.
One of the ways that Bat Week will be celebrated this year is by making bat houses. More bat houses means more places for bats to live. More places for bats to live means more adorable pups trying (and sometimes failing, gracefully of course) to fly. People from all over North America are going to be making bat houses on October 31. They are trying to make a world record for the most bat houses made in a day. The goal is to make 5,000 new houses, so if you are available on October 31, please sign up for an event near you. For more information, you can go here. http://batweek.org/
If you can’t make a bat house, there are many other things that people can do to help bats. You can turn off lights at night (please see one of my first blogs for more information about why that’s important). You can also keep your cats inside. You can speak up for bats and tell your friends how cool they are. I’m sure everyone has heard of “Reduce, Reuse, Recycle.” It’s important to all animals including bats and humans and it’s an easy way to help. If you plant a bat friendly garden, you can help bats and get certified by Save Lucy. There are many other ideas for things that people can do to help at the Bat Week website here.
I hope everyone is able do something special for bats during Bat Week. They’ll appreciate it more than you’ll ever know!