Bat Week 2017

pallid bat rests on branch
Bat Week is Oct. 24 - Oct. 31! This is an excellent opportunity to celebrate bats and to "Go to Bat for Bats" since opening day of the World Series is Oct. 24, too. Bats do a lot of things that help our natural areas be strong and healthy:
  • Some bats eat insects that destroy crops and spread disease.
  • Some bats pollinate plants, like agave.
  • Bats help spread seeds to grow new plants.
Everybody can get in on the Bat Week fun. Visit for a full list of inspiring Bat-ivities. Here's a few examples of what you'll find there.
  • Take the Bat Week pledge.
  • Show your bat appreciation on social media, using #BatWeek.
  • Host a bat-centric party.
  • Cook up a dish make possible by bats. (Pumpkin Chocolate Fudge sounds pretty good! And bats eat the insects that harm cacao plants.)
Thanks for going to bat for bats this Bat Week!

Last updated: October 12, 2017


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