Discover the Truth About Bats in this Easy-To-Use Online Guide

Dear Visitor,

Does the thought of bats make your skin crawl? Or do you find these furry mammals fascinating? Either way, I hope you'll find something in this site that will delight and surprise you. And maybe even make you like them a little bit if you're not too keen on them at the moment :-)

Have you ever wondered what these shy creatures get up to during the day and night? The answers are a short click away on the behavior page, where an insect-eating pipistrelle spills the goods...

And speaking of insects, guess what else these nocturnal animals eat?

lesser long nosed bat and Mexican long tongued bat

The answers may surprise you!

SURPRISE FACT: A little brown bat can eat up to 1,200 blood-sucking mosquitoes a night. How's that for effective pest control?! (No offense meant if you're a mosquito fan...)

There's loads more stuff here like tips on how to attract them, information on humane removal and even a page on their poop (or to be more respectful, guano). So make yourself at home and have a look round :-)

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Chiroptera - the order of bats
Want to know all about bats and their order chiroptera? Discover what they eat, how they vary in size, where they live and much more...
Echolocation - A Way To See With Sound
Echolocation is the fascinating ability to use sound to "see". Find out how some bat species use it to make their way round and to hunt for food
Four Interesting Bat Facts That You Might Find Surprising...
Discover 4 uncommon but true and interesting bat facts
Bat box Information And Tips
A bat box is an easy and fun way to contribute to bat conservation. Whether you're thinking of buying or making one, these tips and information will increase your chances of attracting bats.
It's A Fruit Bat's Life
The fruit bat is one of the cutest bats around! But where do they live and what important role do they have in nature?
The Vampire Bat - The Myths And Facts
The vampire bat is one of the most misunderstood and feared animals. Discover some surprising facts about them including how they might help find new cures for human diseases.
Bat Removal - How To Go About This
Get bat removal advice, information on bats and the law and find out why house roosts aren't a danger to you or your home
Pictures of bats
See beautiful, quirky, interesting pictures of bats from around the world
Online Drawing Of Bats
A characterful online drawing or two of bats and some black bat images
Books On Bats
Books on bats are a great way to get an insight into their hidden world. Here are some bat book reviews and please feel free to share your thoughts on any books you've read.
Bat Articles
Find out little known bat facts in these bat articles and learn about the latest discoveries
Bat Wings
Bat wings have enabled bats to be the only mammal to attain true flight. Discover why they're so agile and why they give birds a run (or should that be flight) for their money.
Bat Walks
Bat walks are a great way to see these nocturnal creatures and to hear them echolocate. Find out if there's one near you...
About Us At The Surprising World Of Bats
Some information about us and how the author of The Surprising World Of Bats site found herself crumbling bat poop one evening a few years ago
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