All About Bats!
Beyond the movies, Halloween, and Dracula; Bats are incredibly helpful and amazing creatures that need our help!
Bats have a huge impact on ecosystems across the globe. From saving farmers billions of dollars in pest control, to pollinating and restoring rainforests, bats are an integral part of our world.
JUST A FEW OF THE WAYS BATS BENEFIT OUR WORLD
Bats eat insects that feed on our crops so we can use less pesticide. This saves farmers billions of dollars each year and helps keep our food healthier.
Bats spread seeds which allow new plants to grow and forests to stay happy, healthy and plentiful with an abundance of flowers and delicious fruits.
Bees, birds & butterflies aren’t the only pollinators. Bats pollinate hundreds of flowers across the world, including agave which gives us tequila!
Each night bats eat their own body weight in insects, eliminating tons of pesky insects, including your least favorite insect the mosquito.
Bat research has lead to breakthrough discoveries in vaccines and medications around the world allowing humans to lead healthier lives.
We have been able to improve flight and sonar capabilities over the years by carefully studying bats and how they use these special adaptations.