We all scream for ice cream!

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! First, I would like to thank those of you who tried your best to get a celebrity sponsor for little Freda. She really appreciates all your help. I must say, I’m disappointed. I was led to believe that there were only 6 degrees of separation between Kevin Bacon and everyone else on the planet. That means that there must be some way for us to get in touch with him! And if we can get in touch with him, we should be able to get in touch with all kinds of celebrities! Surely, one of them wants to help a little bat! So, little Freda is asking for everyone’s help again…Please try to figure out what your 6 degrees of separation are (I have yet to figure out mine, but I’m working on it). If just one of us succeeds, either Mr. Bacon, Mr. Affleck, or any of the other wonderful animal loving celebrities is sure to help us.

A drawing of a bat with an ice cream cone
Yum! Mealworm butter with a cake cone!

Now, on to other pressing matters…tomorrow is National Ice Cream Day! The bats are very excited because they are positive they’ll get some yummy, bat appropriate ice cream. They have even taken the liberty of using some of Cold Stone Creamery’s flavor ideas to invent some batty flavors. Here is what they have so far:

The Fly Who Loved Me – Ingredients:  Mothy Ice Cream with Grub Cookies, Ground Mealworm Crust and Fly Paste Topping

All Crunchin’ No Munchin’ – Ingredients:  Mealworm Batter Ice Cream with Mosquito Dough, Whipped Moth Topping and Fly Paste

Batty Don’t You Want Some – Ingredients:  Stink Bug Ice Cream with Dung Beetle Chips, Mosquito Dough, Fly Paste and Pureed Grubs

That’s How I Fly – Ingredients:  Mealworm Batter Ice Cream with Centipede Cake, Freeze Dried Ants, and Ground Bronze Beetles

Mud Dauber Mojo – Ingredients:  Carpet Beetle Ice Cream with Grub Cookies, Locust Butter, Roasted Waxworms and Fly Paste

Don’t all those flavors sound yummy! Personally, I’m hoping for some human appropriate ice cream, but the little bats can dream. Can’t they? Who knows? Maybe one of their loving caretakers at Save Lucy with get out their ice cream maker and blender tonight to prepare a yummy batty delicacy. No Pressure!

(My apologies to Cold Stone Creamery.)

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