Despite the saying, “blind as a bat,” bats can see quite well. However, sight is not the only sense they use. Insect-eating bats use their sense of hearing to navigate and find food in the dark. Using their voices and their ears, bats locate objects through echolocation. Their ears are specially adapted to gather sound waves.
Bat ears are important and so cool! Before you head out to the game, download our bat ears here. Cut them out and wear them to the ball field. Don’t forget to take the #BatWeekChallenge! Snap a selfie wearing your bat ears and post it! Tag @BatWeek and a friend to help spread the word (bonus points awarded if you take your picture while working on a project to help bats). Check out a few of our favorite pictures here and here.