The Surprising World Of Bats Blog

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Aug 22, 2011

Contribute to Bats

Would you like to share your knowledge about bats? Great, find out how you can submit your story or tip here.

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Feb 22, 2011

Echolocation sound file on the bat detector page now

A short 7 second clip of an echolocating Lesser Horseshoe bat is now on the bat detector page, it sounds kind of cute :-) If you want to hear it more than once, just refresh the page and press play again.

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Feb 16, 2011

Blind taught to 'see' like a bat

I stumbled upon this article on human echolocation, which has been inspired by bats. And also watched a video on YouTube showing people using echolocation to make their way round and to ride bikes on mountain trails. I then tried to echolocate my way round the sitting room and walked into a table.

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Jan 29, 2011

Bat Words: Colorful Expressions from the "Flutter Mouse"

How do you say bat in Old English? (After reading this article, I can spell it but I'm still working out how to pronounce it). And where did the expression "to have bats in the belfry" come from?

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Jan 27, 2011

Bats in Borneo roost in carnivorous pitcher plants

I've just read this really interesting article about this new discovery and have added it to the Bat Behavior section of the articles page. It sounds kind of crazy but the plants benefit from the bats living in them and there are also advantages for the bats - as long as they don't get too close to the plants' digestive juices!

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Jan 23, 2011

New, really nice bat photo and a picture submission form

Hello, I've just added a photo submission form to the pictures of bats page, so if you'd like to share some photos, it'd be lovely to see them :-)

I've also added a new bat photo of a flying fox in the Maldives (2nd one down).

The word amazing is kind of over used, I know, but I think it really applies to this picture. And if you happen to know what species of bat it is, could you tell us? Ta :-)

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