BAT WEEK OCTOBER 24 - 31, 2020
Bat Week is an annual, international celebration of the role of bats in nature
BAT WEEK IS AN ANNUAL, INTERNATIONAL CELEBRATION OF THE ROLE OF BATS IN NATURE
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About Bat Week
Bat Week is an international, annual celebration designed to raise awareness about the need for bat conservation. Bats are amazing creatures that are vital to the health of our natural world and economy. Although we may not always see them, bats are hard at work all around the world each night - eating tons of insects, pollinating flowers, and spreading seeds that grow new plants and trees.
Mister G, Latin GRAMMY award winner and children’s author and song writer, has just launched a song in honor of bat week. Check out Mister G’s website and his new, really cool song, “Bats on the Brink”! Fluent in a broad range of genres and styles, Mister G collaborates widely with internationally renowned musicians, both…
Build a Bat House
Building and installing a bat house can make a difference for bats and help promote a healthy environment. Download our instructional handbook on how to build a bat house.
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Celebrate Bat Week by learning more about bats, including which species call Midewin NTP home. Presented by Midewin NTP Visitor Information Assistant Laura Lewis. To RSVP - e-mail SM.FS.Midewin_RSVP@usda.govFind out more »
Alebrijes are brightly colored Mexican folk art sculptures of imaginary animals based primarily on parts from real animals. Do yo want to make an Alebrije? we will show youFind out more »
Webinar about the study of echolocation in Mexican bats.Find out more »
Aún con algunos mamíferos gigantes conquistando los mares y otros más con cerebros súper desarrollados publicando en redes sociales, sólo un grupo de ellos han logrado conquistar el vuelo: Los murciélagos. Descubre en este webinar de qué manera la evolución les ha permitido conquistar el cielo nocturno.Find out more »
Santa Eulalia is one of the recently discovered bat roosts in Mexico.Find out more »
Hosted by both Maggs Raggs and/also held at the Town of New Paltz Recycling Center. This fun filled celebration is part of Bat Conservation International’s Bat Week, Bat-O-Ween is part of many of these international events held October, 24-31, to educate folks about the importance of Bats in our environment. The fact is we lost over 3 millions of our “Little Brown Bat” population here in Ulster County to “Powder Nose Syndrome”, just a few short years ago, and we…Find out more »
October might be known for its spooky critters and ghoulish goblins, but the rangers are here to set the story straight with a series of programs highlighting animals and items that some folks perceive as scary. Together we'll unravel the mysteries of these creatures to gain a fresh perspective and newfound appreciation.Find out more »
Halloween activities have been cancelled in many communities, but instead of feeling blue, we’ve decided to throw the biggest costume party ever! Join Latin GRAMMY Winning musician/author, MISTER G and The Global Citizen Ensemble for an international celebration, broadcast live from the historic Academy of Music Theatre. Make a costume, carve a pumpkin, decorate your home, and share your creativity on camera as part of this Zoom-style event where the performers can see and interact with families at home. Presented…Find out more »
Webinar about the importance of taking care of the batsFind out more »
Closure of the 1st Murci-Semana México 2020 (in Spanish), an event in collaboration with Bat Week (BatCon, UFSS, AMMAC, and RELCOM, Tzinacantli SEA, AC, Murciélagos de Tlaxcala).Find out more »
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Threats Bats are Facing
Bats are in decline nearly everywhere they are found. These amazing animals face a multitude of threats including habitat loss, pesticide use, destruction of roost sites, over-harvesting for bush-meat, climate change; and much more.
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