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BAT WEEK OCTOBER 24 - 31, 2019

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.

Host an Action Event

Sometimes you just want to do something! Create an event that gets people to take action during bat week. Some examples include building bat boxes, pulling weeds, or planting native vegetation that attracts bats. We’ll provide you with information and plans for activities in our tool kit! Remember to email all of your friends and…

Host an Education Event

Teaching others about bats is rewarding! You can visit a school classroom or set up a table at a local event. We’ll provide you with PDF’s to print and share, kid activities, and other ideas in our outreach tool kit! Remember to email all of your friends and family. We want everyone to learn about…

3 Reasons Why Bats Are Rockstars

Bats are amazing animals that are vital to the health of our environment 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. Step outside around dusk and take a few moments to look for bats in your neighborhood!

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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.

Faces of Bat Week

Townsend big-eared bat

Townsend's big-eared bats are a charismatic species with marvelously large ears and prominent, bilateral nose lumps.

Florida bonneted bat

The Florida bonneted bat is found
nowhere in the world but south Florida.

Indiana bat

Indiana bats are a small, insect-eating
bats that live in North America.

Northern long-eared bat

The northern long-eared bat is a species of bat native to North America. There are no recognized subspecies.

Mexican long-nosed bat

The Mexican long-nosed bat is federally endangered and relies on nectar from blooming agave to make long migrations through Mexico into the southwest United States.

Proclaim Bat Week

Bat Week is a special time to celebrate the special contributions bats make to the ecosystems and agricultural crops of our states and nation. One great way to do this is to ask your town, city, or state officials to make a formal proclamation of Bat Week to draw attention, media, and other resources to the issues bats are facing.

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DIY BAt CAPE

Build your own bat cape and help build awareness in for Bat Week in your neighborhood!

DIY Bat Activities

There are many different ways to help bats and they are all important. Here are a few ways that you can help.

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Believe it or not, many of the foods found on grocery store shelves rely on bats. Bats help us obtain healthy foods.

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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