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Mon Sep 11, 2017, 11:01 PM

Bats!

Since DU still does not have a dedicated wildlife or ecology forum I will post here. There are more than just birds and birders in the world. To not have such a dedicated forum is the same as not having a gender and orientation forum. For obvious reasons, why not???!! have a dedicated wildlife/ecology forum? Politics and climate change have huge impacts on wildlife. That said, there are many of us who simply love to share our experiences and observations of wildlife. Please add a wildlife/ecology forum.

Anyhow, in southern Arizona we have the gift of the presence of endangered nectarivorous bats feeding from our hummingbird feeders and night-blooming cacti. Here are two recent videos from my yard:

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Goblor Sep 2017 OP
Tanuki Sep 2017 #1
TeapotInATempest Sep 2017 #7
gaiadiversity Sep 2017 #8
AJT Sep 2017 #2
LakeArenal Sep 2017 #3
Duppers Sep 2017 #4
CottonBear Sep 2017 #5
Kali Sep 2017 #6

Response to Goblor (Original post)

Mon Sep 11, 2017, 11:14 PM

1. Thanks for showing kindness to our flying friends.

Bats are seriously underappreciated and often irrationally feared.

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Response to Tanuki (Reply #1)

Thu Sep 14, 2017, 12:21 PM

7. That is the most adorable picture.

What a face!

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Response to Tanuki (Reply #1)

Fri Sep 15, 2017, 11:17 PM

8. Happy you enjoyed the bats! 0)

 

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Response to Goblor (Original post)

Mon Sep 11, 2017, 11:37 PM

2. I love bats. I sit out at dusk to watch them fly around.

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Response to Goblor (Original post)

Tue Sep 12, 2017, 11:41 AM

3. Love bats.

Until he gets in the house.

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Response to Goblor (Original post)

Tue Sep 12, 2017, 01:07 PM

4. I also ❤ bats.

And get excited when one flies close by.


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Response to Goblor (Original post)

Tue Sep 12, 2017, 07:09 PM

5. Those are great videos! I've never seen this type of bat feed.

We have insect eating bats here in Georgia. They eat lots of mosquitoes!

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Response to Goblor (Original post)

Thu Sep 14, 2017, 12:06 PM

6. nice videos

between the bats and hummingbirds we are going through at least 5 lbs of sugar a week.

you could start a thread in GD asking if people would be interested in a wildlife/ecology group, then ask for it in ATA. I would be interested for sure, but honestly more people would see posts in GD or the Lounge.

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