Bat Conservation International
Founded in 1982, Bat Conservation International is an organization dedicated to preserving a most valuable resource, the bat, and protecting their habitat.
Bats are beneficial to the environment in many ways. Some bats receive their nourishment by eating insects, such as mosquitoes and other bugs that destroy crops. Others pollinate banana, avocado, and other plants. Bats play a vital role in our environment and the survival of re growth, and the rain forest depends on them.
Bats have been misunderstood and feared for centuries. According to this website China has considered them to be symbols of luck.
This website offers great information on the importance of bats and how they help our ecosystem. Any inaccurate information on these valuable creatures is also addressed.
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*Disclaimer – This post is for general information only and part of the Blogging From A-to-Z Challenge (April 2016). I am not affiliated with or endorse this non-profit organization. Please use caution when donating online.
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Wow, bats and luck? Interesting. Blessing and enjoy your day!
If you notice many items from China such as vases and fabric display bats. From what I read the Chinese culture believes bats are a sign of blessings.
Awesome (smile) Blessings and I’m not referring to bats (smile)
Blessings right back at ya Ann!
(smile) thank you!
I’ve bookmarked the bats. Want to build a bat house. Such important, maligned creatures.
What a great project! Please send me a picture when you are done.
I find bats fascinating. We were camping last weekend in the New Forest, southern UK. Just as dusk was falling we were walking along a country lane and I have never seen so many bats in one place/time. They must have come out of roost to feed, all at once.
I remember when I was young believing that bats would go after my hair and would run into the house every time I saw one. I wonder who made up those stories?? Thank you for stopping by!
Love bats! So misunderstood and unappreciated! Thanks for sharing this with us!
I am surprised at how misinformed I had been. Thanks for stopping by Tamara!
Very interesting, Cheryl. So much to learn and learning. Thanks for putting such amazing post together.
Thank you! I have been learning a lot as well!
Dropping in and look forward to reading your posts this challenge 🙂
Thank you! Are you participating this year?
Yes on Katy Trail Creations page.
Thanks for asking. Google isn’t letting me put that address in for some reason. Didn’t realize til too late.
Glad to see you are participating!
I’m all for anything that reduces the number of damned mosquitoes outside. Go bats!
I have never had a problem with getting bitten by mosquito’s. I don’t think they like me…lol But I have seen them do a number on other people.
I am one of those people! In the last few years, I’ve been having really bad reactions, like huge welts that swell for days. I read online that it’s almost an allergic traction. Who knows. My husband is like you, never is bothered much by them. We go outside together, I’ll get 10 bites and he’ll get none!
My oldest son, when he was about three, had a severe allergic reaction to a mosquito bite. That was scary! I wonder if there is an explanation as to why some people get bit more than others. I’ll have to research it when I get a chance. Thank you for taking the time to read my post and comment.
Wow I bet that was scary for you and your son! From what I have read, it just seems that some body chemistries are attractive to mosquitoes and some aren’t. I would be interested to know whether researchers have pinpointed anything specific.
I remember his whole body had big red marks all over it. I sure was scared….that was an hospital emergency visit! I’ll have to check out that website. Thanks for sharing!
Wow that is frightening! Does he still have allergic reactions today?
Sorry for the delay in responding. I’m running soooooo behind with comments and reading blogs! He never took an allergic reaction to mosquitoes, but he did to bee stings. He has to carry an Epipen around with him.
Oh wow, that must be tough. But as long as he has the pen with him, he’s OK, right?
Yes, he carries it with him at all times.
Hmm, this is interesting. Doesn’t offer much explanation for me, but maybe I have some of those genetic factors that they mention. The last page is cool, that they are trying to develop insect repellant based on the people who seem to have natural repellent. http://www.smithsonianmag.com/science-nature/why-do-mosquitoes-bite-some-people-more-than-others-10255934/
Bats as symbols of luck is interesting news! Thanks for sharing
If you notice many Chinese items have bats on them. Never knew this until I came across this organization.
Interesting – Will surely keep a lookout in future 🙂
Thanks! Since I came across this non-profit I now have a different attitude about bats. Amazing what a little information can do : )
This is a nice informative post.! I have always been intrigued by Bats…! Love this post…!
Thank you! I think I was scared of bats because of the show Dark Shadows…lol I found this non-profit website very informative and cleared up a lot of misconceptions that I had.
We have plenty of bats where I live. I love watching them race around in the darkness of night, wondering where they came from and where they’re going.
Good luck with the rest of the challenge.
There is something amazing about these creatures of the night. When I saw this non-profit organization I knew I had to add it to the challenge!
I really like it that you picked bat conservation for b! Those funny and useful creatures are not getting enough attentions as it is! 🙂 I am now hoping your “s” will have to do with shark conversation…
Liesbet @ Roaming About – A Life Less Ordinary
If I come across a non-profit for sharks, I just might do that!
I love the bats! Thanks for the info about the organization!
You are welcome! Thank you for stopping by to read and comment : )
I really like bats and like you say they have always been portrayed as evil things. They are actually very cute beings!
I never realized how important they are until I found this non-profit organization. Thank you for taking the time to read and comment.
I was in the “I’m scared of bats camp” until on a trip to Texas a friend of mine was telling me about the Bracken Bat Flight in San Antonio. I’ve never seen it but my curiosity was piqued and I have found some YouTube videos on it-Amazing!! They are interesting creatures.
I’ll have to check out a video on the Bracken Bat Flight. Sounds interesting! I think their appearance is one of the reasons they scare people. I mean they aren’t as cute as a puppy or a kitten.
Even though they used to creep me out when I saw pictures of their faces I thought they were kinda cute. When I heard about the Bracken Bat Flight I really wanted to go see it but have not had the opportunity.