Stop Springing. Fall Back!

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. Rachael has been writing the Baturday News for over three years.

A photo of Blogger Rachael holding a bat detector during a bat demo at US Botanic Gardens
Rachael holds the bat detector during a bat demo at US Botanic Garden. Photo courtesy Bat Conservation International

Hi everyone! I hope you all had a good week! I had a wonderful week because it was Halloween. And Halloween means candy! It is also the end of the grading period here in Fairfax County, so I got out of school 2 hours early yesterday and I have Monday and Tuesday off!!! That’s right, I have a 4 day weekend! 🙂

As you know, last week was Bat Week. The week ended with an event at the U.S. Botanic Gardens in Washington, DC. It was a lot of fun. They said that more than 3,000 people came through on Saturday! That was a lot of people for me and the bats to meet. Mrs. Sturges, the esteemed leader and president of Save Lucy, was there and she brought some bats with her. There was little Elvis the Silver-haired bat, Cappy the Big Brown bat and Red Bat the Eastern Red bat. They were all very well behaved and were rewarded with lots of mealworms.

I would like to thank all the people who came to the event. I hope you all had fun and learned some interesting new batty facts. I hope you all enjoyed meeting my little bat friends. I think they enjoyed meeting all of you.

And, now for my public service announcement:  Don’t forget that it is Daylight Savings Time this weekend. I still don’t see the logic in the whole thing, but if you remember to turn your clocks back an hour before you go to bed tonight, you can get an extra hour of sleep! And extra sleep is always a good thing.

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