WILD ABOUT BATS

Saturday, October 22, 2016 - 10:30

Two SEEC volunteers were thrilled to atend an advanced Project Wild workshop on BATS on Saturday, October 22, 2016. Did you know there are close to 1,400 bat species in the world and our amazing state of Colorado has 18 different species. Not only did we learn about bat basics, new bat research, different Colorado bat species, but we also enjoyed seeing live bats brought in by Rob Mies, founder of the Organization for Bat Conservation. The photo on the left shows  beautiful Camille, a Malaysian flying fox bat that is the largest bat in the world. Camille is 21 years old, weighs 3 pounds, has a five-foot wing span, long nose, large thumbs and loves to eat fruit. Bats are mammals - if you look closely at Camille's face you may be able to see her fur. Look for new SEEC programs about BATS for students and adults coming in 2017. It's fun to be WILD ABOUT BATS!