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BATS Magazine

VOLUME 18, NO. 2 Summer 2000


Letters

As anticipated, the Spring 2000 full-color issue of BATS generated more comments from readers than any issue in recent memory. Many thanks to all of you who took the time to share your opinions with us; a few of the notes are excerpted below.

We always appreciate suggestions or constructive comments from members. Please write to pubs@batcon.org or to: Editor, BCI, P.O. Box 162603, Austin, TX 78716

What a wonderful difference color makes. We just love the new format. Hopefully, it should attract more interest from people not yet fond of bats.
—Muriel G., Long Beach, CA

As a longtime member, I have watched the progress of BATS with greatest pleasure. The new format is beautiful and puts the world in touch with a vibrant and growing organization. It bespeaks authority and determination to win the struggle for bats! Congrats!
—Maud F., Irvington, NY

Please, please, please no dark backgrounds behind print; it is too difficult to read.
—Anonymous

Wow! Thank you for my daily “joy of discovery” moment. I received my BATS and proceeded, as usual, to skim through, page-by-page, back-to-front. I'm somewhat embarrassed to admit that it wasn't until I was three or four pages in that I realized the energy emanating from the page was because one of the pictures was in color! Then I noticed that all the pictures were in color! Just as I was going to check previous issues to find out how long I'd been missing colorful BATS, I arrived at your full-page announcement. Anyway, again, wow! It makes a big and positive difference. P.S. Favor of a reply is not requested. You're probably busy enough coloring in all of those pictures for the next issue.
—J. David N., San Diego, CA


Thanks to the support of loyal members, BATS magazine has evolved from a 4-page black-and-white newsletter to a 20-page full-color magazine.
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All articles in this issue:
On the Cover
Communication Among Mexican Free-Tailed Bats
Australia's Flying Foxes at a Crossroad. Richards
Bats of the Cayman Islands
Dr. John Bowles: BCI's Behind-the-Scenes Scholar
Letters
Wish List
Found: Six Shares of AOL Stock. 2000
BCI Highlights
Matching Gifts and Payroll Deductions

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