About Us At The Surprising World Of Bats

My name is Ofa and together with some bat guest writers (they're very intelligent you know :-)), I maintain this site.

Never in my wildest dreams, did I think that one Midsummer's evening some years ago, I'd be crumbling bat poop between my fingers!

"What?!" I hear you say.

Well I guess my only defense is that the bat walk guide was very convincing when he said bat poop is hygienic, dry and doesn't smell.

And you know what? He was right on all 3 counts, well maybe apart from on the third point. The smell wasn't bad but I don't think it would make a great air freshener.

That bat walk in the Tower Hamlets Cemetery Park marked the beginning of a growing affection for bats. What a surprise it was to find out the truth about this misunderstood and feared mammal and to hear all the myths get blown away!

For instance, I'd always thought that they're blind so it came as big surprise when I learned that some species have better eyesight than us!

It's really sad that many bat species are in decline. Unfortunately, this is often due to the actions of people.

My hope is that this site can contribute in some small way to their conservation and that we'll continue to see bats gracing our night skies for years to come!

Return from About Us to The Surprising World Of Bats