School’s Out; Stay Up Late!

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.

A photograph od juvenile and adult big brown bats in Save Lucy's flight cage.
Some bats are still in school! The two smaller, darker bats are juveniles that were born at Save Lucy. They can fly, but they’re still perfecting their hunting skills. But mom’s there to help (big bat on bottom right).

Hi everyone! I am sooooo happy that school is out! I can sleep late now. YES!!!!!!!! I know that I am not the only one happy that school is out for the summer. One special little bat shared one of his diary entries with us. It’s been a while, but I do believe you all know Brownie.  Well, here it is.

 Brownie’s Diary                                                              6/19/15

Dear Diary,
Hi! I am so happy this night! My bat school is finally out! I also heard that the human school got out today too. That is exciting. It’s finally summer vacation. And my mom said I could celebrate with my friends for the rest of the night! We are going to go to the lake first. And then we are going to swim. I love swimming! After that we are going to have some snacks. Maybe we’ll eat some moths! Then we are going to watch a lot of movies and go to bed. It will be fun. Oh, my friends are here; I have to go.

– Brownie

I hope everyone has a great summer! Don’t forget to get outside and look for bats. We finally saw one for the first time since we moved to our new house. I was really missing the bats, so I’m very, very happy that we saw one flying around. There were a lot of yummy bugs flying around, so I think my new friend had a nice feast!

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