Save Our Bats Stamp
Do you what is good for everyone AND the environment? Bats.
They are, hands down, one of the best animals around. From eating mosquitos and other pest insects to fertilize and pollinating our plants, they have high value to the earth. They are graceful flyers and are the only mammals capable of true and sustain flight. They are very nurturing and care for there offspring and fellow bats colony member.
Unfortunately, not a lot of people see them that way. Pesky, creepy, and frightening are some, unfortunately to say, popular words when talking about bats. That stems from a lot of misinformation and Hollywood movies. With deforestation and habitat loss, they are losing. And when nature lose we lose too. Lack of food, more extreme weather, neglecting to take of our Earth. We are losing quite a bit.
I would like to help you understand bats a bit more then you know. I am no expert but I have a bit of knowledge and would like to impart some of it on you.
Did you know bats have a verity of food to eat? Don't worry, humans are not on the menu. There are those that are insectivorous, they eat hoppers, mosquitoes, moths, small beetles. Some will eat small fish and small vertebra animals such as mice, lizards, frogs. Some are nectar feeding bats, like bees and butterflies they pollinate our plants and cactus. Then there are those that eat fruits. They are the big eye bats. Since their food don't move, their eye have evolved to be bigger. There is 3 different spices that drink blood in the vampire bats subfamily Desmodontinae. They differentiate so much from one another that each subfamily are one original species.
Do you know how many bats there are? Over 1200 identify species. There are many many differences from bat to bat and with each location comes different problems they need to adapt to. From the spade of the nose and face to wing span and size. My favorite is the Golden Crown Flying Fox bat. They have such a huge wing span it looks like the are drape in a cloak. The smallest bat AND mammal is the Bumble Bee bat. The little thing is about as big as your nail.
Do you know how you can help bats? Plant! With many of our bat species pollinators, planting native plants from your area can help them with food sources!
There is still so much to learn. With over 1200 identify species of bats we know so little about them. Learn which plants that are beneficial to them or learn how to build a bat house, it keeps them out of your house and everyone need a home to call their own.
Or buy one.
Here you can get one from BatWorldstore.com
Bat Conservation International has a list of approved bat house vendors at Batcon.org
Wild Things Sanctuaryyou has hints on how to attract bats and keep them safe if you live in the NE of the US and well as a how to make a pup catcher for the bat house so pup living in the house wont get hurt if they fall.
Did you know we donate to Wild Things Sanctuary and Bat Conservation International? Yep We do.
Wild Things Sanctuary is located in Ithaca, NY and they help not only bats but other locate wild life when they need a hand and rehabilitation for animals. They also educate the public on the wild life they share the world with.
Bat Conservation International protect and restore habitat loss, research bats and give intervention.
We donate 10% of every sale on items label with Save Our Bats. Right now we have our patches and we do plan to extend the line to jewelry and accessories! I do believe bats are worth saving!
There are so many environment rescue and honestly we all want the same thing, after all, their habitat is our habitat and we need to protect and restore as much as we can.