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December 2005, Volume 3, Number 12
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Saving an Endangered Bat
Indiana myotis once were among the most abundant mammals in eastern North America, and the largest populations hibernated each ...

The Stars Come out at Night
Not too many years ago, the discovery that a colony of bats was living under a city bridge was cause for near-panic and demands ...

Discovering the Bats of Uganda
Bat conservation is taking hold in East Africa, and part of the reason is Robert M. Kityo, who, with the support of a Bat ...


November 2005, Volume 3, Number 11
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A Young Champion for Bats
The next time you feel like your one voice can’t make much of a difference, consider the case of seven-year-old Ian Starkey of ...

Replacing Superstition in the Philippines
In much of the Philippines, bats are reviled as crop pests and feared as witches and demonic messengers. Many are killed out of ...

A Guano-based Ecosystem
Bat guano’s value as a premiere fertilizer for plants has been well-known for centuries. And scientists, including some working ...


October 2005, Volume 3, Number 10
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Wind Energy: A Lethal Crisis
Wind is touted as an endlessly renewable, “green-energy” step toward reducing our reliance on fossil fuels. That potential ...

Take to the Field with BCI
Looking for an exciting and unique outdoors adventure that will boost your skills in bat research and conservation? Look no ...

A Bats Time of Year
Halloween is a great time for bat education. Newspapers and television stations around the country look to bat stories to for a ...


September 2005, Volume 3, Number 9
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‘Nature’s Crop Dusters’
Cotton bollworms and tobacco budworms cost Texas farmers about $50 million a year, and that price tag would be even higher ...

Concrete Trees
Bat Conservation International’s Bat House Project has moved aggressively in new directions to increase the number of bat ...

Return of the (Bat) Mummy
Once upon a time, a spotted bat poked its head into a crack in the wall of a limestone cave. He become hopelessly stuck and died ...


August 2005, Volume 3, Number 8
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Seminoles Switch to Winter Homes
Little is known about the winter roosting habits of most North American forest bats. Most bat research in temperate climates is ...

Evicting Historic Bats
One of the world’s most historic bat colonies – little brown myotis that revealed their unique biosonar system to pioneering ...

A Celebration of Austin’s Bats
BATFEST is coming to Austin, Texas, complete with food, music, arts and crafts – and 1.5 million Mexican free-tailed bats ...


July 2005, Volume 3, Number 7
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How much is a bat worth?
Millions of Mexican free-tailed bats live in caves and under bridges in the farm country west of San Antonio, Texas. Some farmers ...

Transplanting Endangered Baby Bats
New Zealand biologists have undertaken an extraordinary – and probably unique – effort to save a colony of endangered lesser ...

Checkout Our Shopping Cart
We hope you like the new look! We are going through many new-media changes at the moment, and a new Newsletter was just one of ...


June 2005, Volume 3, Number 6
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Restoring a Natural Wonder
Bat Conservation International has, almost miraculously, acquired 696 acres of ruggedly beautiful land in the central Texas Hill ...

Protecting Cotton
The battle commenced above the cotton field one hot February night. Cotton bollworm moths, whose larvae ravage cotton bolls, cut ...

Bats Face Windy Dangers
National Geographic is presenting one of Bat Conservation International’s most important initiatives to a new audience: ...


May 2005, Volume 3, Number 5
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Saving a Bat Bridge
More than 1,500 Mexican free-tailed bats have turned a private bridge in Orange County, California, into a nursery. The problem ...

The Pitaya Connection
The Mexican long-tongued bat flies into a backyard garden in the Tehuacan Valley of central Mexico. It is well after midnight, ...

Sand Gives Bat Houses a New Twist
One drawback to conventional bat houses is that temperatures inside the roost chambers can sometimes fluctuate dramatically, ...


April 2005, Volume 3, Number 4
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Finding Order
in Chaos

Big brown bats seem to lead a chaotic life in Saskatchewan’s Cypress Hills, their social order marked by tenuous loyalties and ...

Experience Millions Of Bats
The evening emergence of the world’s largest bat colony is one of the most unforgettable sights in all of nature. Millions of ...

A ‘Gentle’ Boot for Wayward Bats
Barbara French, Bat Conservation International’s Science Officer, gets the same frantic call fairly often: “How do I get this ...


March 2005, Volume 3, Number 3
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Bats & Flowers in Ecuador
When a plant and its pollinator become tightly dependent on one another, the loss of one can be fatal to the other. And that fact ...

The Bat Box
Thousands of homeless bats near Sacramento, California, have a new and improved luxury roost to once again call their own. The ...

The Gardener’s Friend
Bats got high praise from The American Gardener magazine for their prodigious efforts at controlling insects. “Gardeners in ...


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