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BATS Magazine

VOLUME 7, NO. 2 Summer 1989


Backyard bat house news...
We installed one of your bat houses in our little piece of woods last spring, and it was occupied in the summer and fall. In the fall we were having drinks with a backyard neighbor who remarked: "You know, suddenly I'm seeing bats. I wonder where they're coming from." When I said, "From us," he was amazed. "You mean you keep bats purposely?" he asked. That gave me an opportunity to tell him what good people bats are, explode myths, etc. We left him a convert to BCI.
Virginia Miles
Englewood, NJ

BAT-O-GRAM: Early this evening I saw six bats around the bat houses I put up last summer. My bat houses are a neighborhood project, so when I saw the bats I called the neighbors that helped put up the houses. We are ardent backyard sitters, but have never seen bats in the area. I was watching purple martins and trying to determine how many I had this year when I saw the first bat. I do not know if they are staying in my houses, but I will keep watch and let you know. The arrival of the bats caused as much excitement as the arrival of the purple martin scouts. I hope I have just established the first bat colony in this area.
H.E. Gubbels
Lampasas, Texas

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All articles in this issue:
On the Cover
The Fight for Mt. Etna
Extending an Invitation to Bats
If you have bats in your bat house and want to know what kind they are
"Flight of Fancy" Bat House
Dr. Campbell's "Malaria-Eradicating, Guano-Producing Bat Roosts"
A Campbell Bat Tower Restoration Project in Texas
Bat Houses in State Parks: An Experiment in New York
BCI Chairman Receives National Conservation Award
Andrew Sansom Joins BCI Board of Trustees
CITES Flying Fox Proposal Needs Your Help

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