Bat Sounds

Despite the old idiom, bats are not blind—they just don’t rely on their sight to any meaningful degree. Instead, they “see” the world primarily through sound, using something called echolocation. Echolocation occurs when an animal emits a sound wave that bounces off an object, returning an echo that provides information about the object’s distance and size.  […]

Five Bat Myths and Four Facts You Won’t Believe

Bat flying out of a tree

Bats are nocturnal, carnivorous, furry warm-blooded mammals. There are more than 1,200 species of bats. Their fingers are attached by a membrane of skin called the patagium which allows them to fly. Depending on the species of bat, their wingspan can vary from 6 inches to over 5 ft.   Since their legs are not as large […]