Monday, October 04, 2010

Fwd: Importance of Bats

The newsletter from "The Texas Gardener Seeds" said, "Put up a bat house to encourage the presence of these shy animals."

Bats consume
3,000 or more mosquitoes and other insects nightly,
and bats are
less likely to be rabid than dogs.

Need another reason?


Bats are responsible for up to
95 percent of the seed dispersal
essential to the regeneration of forests.




Our planet is populated with plenty of bizarre
and astonishing creatures.


Here are three from the Bat Family




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Sucker-footed Bat





http://www.batroost.com/short-tailedfruitbatphotographhanging.aspx
Red-Winged Fruit Bat









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Left-Winged Ding Bat


So 2 out
of 3 Bats have a useful purpose!

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