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Calling all Chiropterologists October 31, 2021

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 Someone who studies bats (the flying mammal) is a Chiropterologist. I often refer to October as ‘Batober.’ I love bats and am fascinated by them. The scientific name for bats is Chiroptera, which is Greek for “hand wing.” That’s because bats have four long fingers and a thumb, each connected to the next by a thin layer of skin. Sadly bats are much maligned and feared. Here are 10 reasons you should love bats. The photo above is of course the gang that lives with me at Casa Lobo. Mr. Pepe and the rest of the gang wish you all a very safe and candylicious Holloween.

Batty for Bats October 31, 2019

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 I could not let October pass by without my annual salute to bats. Have a sweet, safe, fun Halloween.

Who’s Got the Winter Munchies? January 27, 2019

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Perhaps we humans all gain a bit of weight in the winter. Today’s montage salutes animals who make healthy food choices all year round.

Bat-ober October 22, 2017

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Not much to say other than it is October, and I love bats.