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Another #BatWeek sundown is here. There are 9 species of bats in #VT, and 2 are threatened and endangered species—The Indiana bat and the northern long-eared bat.
Other bats in Vermont are the little brown bat, tricolored bat, eastern small-footed bat, silver-haired bat, hoary bat, and the eastern red bat.
Bats provide important pest suppression services to Vermont farmers. A 2011 study estimates that the value of bats to Vermont’s agricultural industry is $32.1 million each year. @USFWS
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It’s #BatWeek & Halloween involves costumes, so here’s a thread of vintage women’s bat costumes, ranging from the late-1800s to the mid-1900s, that have frustratingly little information! We shall have to settle for admiring.

The Batbershop Quartet welcomes you! Come! 🦇✨ Image
The pattern is easy to identify Image
Bat on the head Image
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🦇 Happy #BatWeek! The forest in Sainte Luce is home to several species of bat, including the Madagascan Flying Fox (𝘗𝘵𝘦𝘳𝘰𝘱𝘶𝘴 𝘳𝘶𝘧𝘶𝘴), the biggest bat species in #Madagascar, currently listed as Vulnerable on the IUCN Red List.
Although SEED has been working to protect bats for some years via Project Rufus, there has recently been increasing disturbance from illegal logging in the area. Last week Sylvie and Laza went to find out more and discuss with the local mayor how best to increase bat protection.
The mayor is very keen to protect the bats, and is working with SEED to ratify the local law and implement effective protection measures. We are also currently working on funding for the next phase of Project Rufus to help secure the future of the flying foxes of Sainte Luce!
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