Friday 2 November 2012

Halloween: the flying mammal

Bats must be one of the most misunderstood creatures there are.  Horror movies and vampire legends really don't help us undestand this incredibly useful, natural insecticide.

Now that dusk comes earlier, we often see bats flying around in our garden.  The ones that we around here are the very common pipistrelle bats, which we were lucky to see upclose:

We also learned about many different types of bats here.  Tiger built a bat box to be put up in the garden, just to give our flying friends a little helping hand.

Just for fun, we had a quick read of this Halloween-themed book:

This post is linked up to:
1) All Year Round Blog Carnival: Autumn
2) Enchanted Thursdays Blog Hop #36
3) Homeschool Mother's Journal: November 2, 2012
4) Collage Friday
5) TGIF Linky Party #54
6) It's a Wrap
7) Favourite Resources: November 2, 2012
8) Weekly Wrap-Up
9) Science Sunday

It is also featured on It's a Wrap.


  1. What a great Halloween themed unit! I have never heard of a bat box before. How does the bat use the box? Thanks for linking up to my Enchanted Thursdays Blog Hop this week!

  2. Hi, a bat box is simply a place for the bats to roost. :-)

  3. Thanks for sharing this post at Favorite Resources!

  4. What a great listing you've created it. I have featured you on HammockTracks this week.

  5. My son, Batman, desperately wants to build a bat house to put in our backyard. He keeps bringing up all the reasons why it's a good idea. I'm thinking about it......

    Thanks for linking up to Science Sunday!


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