Masthash

#bats

Dr. Zalka Csenge Virág
13 hours ago

This one bat at the zoo decided to be extra for some reason 😄

(Wrong guesses only...)

#animals #bats #zoo #Budapest #image

Photo of the ceiling of the zoo bat house, with long rectangular light fixtures down the middle between the wooden beams. One bat (maybe a flying fox?...) is hanging upside down, legs spread wide, holding on to the two sides of the light fixture in what looks like a very uncomfortable position.
Antimony
1 day ago

Asdfghhjk...! (This is a pop science video about IRL bloodsucking creatures.)
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WH4CQh0pRkE

#vampires #mosquitoes #leeches #bats #blood #pee

Primo Natura
1 day ago

"Land-based wind turbines kill as many as 880,000 bats a year, wiping out so many threatened bats that at least one species could soon become endangered without preventative action, according to a recent study."

#Wind #WindTurbines #Energy #Bats #Study

https://e360.yale.edu/digest/wind-turbines-bats-tech

Barry Phillips Smith
2 days ago

You often hear about the impact of #wind #turbines on #birds, but what about #bats?

https://e360.yale.edu/digest/wind-turbines-bats-tech

Alan Kotok
2 days ago

Initial results from a clinical trial show an experimental vaccine produces immune responses in healthy adults against Covid-19 variants and a range of other coronaviruses.

https://sciencebusiness.technewslit.com/?p=45257

#News #Press #Science #Business #Vaccine #SARSCoV2 #Covid19 #Coronavirus #Variants #Biotechnology #VirusLikeParticles #ClinicalTrial #Canada #Bats #Pangolins

Atlas Obscura
2 days ago

Longhorn Cavern in Burnet, Texas

An immense cave that has served as an outlaw's treasure trove, an underground dance hall, a nuclear fallout shelter, and much more.#treasure #stateparks #geology #bats #subterranean #underground #caves #section-Atlas
Longhorn Cavern

Noam Ross
3 days ago

I love these interdisciplinary One Health projects that span topical and methodological expertise. My main contribution to this work was the development of a multinomial GAMM to jointly model the circulation dynamics and epidemiology of the three viral groups.

Code and data here, all wrapped up in an #rstats {targets} pipeline: https://github.com/ecohealthalliance/sabrenet-rousettus-dynamics

#OneHealth #Bats #DiseaseEcology #Coronavirus #EpiVerse #rstats

Figure 2 from the referenced paper, showing the observed and modeled time series of viral prevalence of three viruses in the bat population, with distinct seasonal peaks for each.
A box-and-arrow diagram showing the workflow of the modeling pipeline. Found at the referenced GitHub repository.
Noam Ross
3 days ago

New paper published from our Southern Africa Bat Research Network project: In a cave in Limpopo Province, South Africa, longitudinal sampling has revealed three new lineages of coronaviruses, with distinct seasonal dynamics.

This work is led by Marike Geldenhuys at the University of Pretoria Markotter Lab, with a team including myself and @epsteinjon at EcoHealth Alliance.

In Scientific Reports: https://www.nature.com/articles/s41598-023-42938-w

#OneHealth #Bats #DiseaseEcology #Coronavirus #EpiVerse

Dr Robert Minchin
3 days ago

We have #bats!
#Socorro

Bats in an upper corner
Dr_Bombay
3 days ago

sadly, the little guy was quite dead. not sure how in the world a bat got into the house, let alone our bedroom, but hey, old houses have their surprises. #Spooky #Bats

Infrogmation
3 days ago

I had an appointment at doctor's office earlier today.
This is the room where I sat to get blood drawn.
I presume the bat on the wall is early Halloween decoration. ... Right?

#Doctors #blood #bats

Interior of clean medical office. Equipment seen include small refrigerator, plastic drawers, a machine labeled "Quest Diagnostics", and a paper shredder. Hanging on the wall are a large round clock and a medium sized black rubber Halloween bat.
OL Plus
3 days ago

Joël #Bats a assisté à l'entraînement de l'#OL, #Lovren encore absent
#GOLTC
(O&L : https://olplus.fr/3BEAA)

Saunieindiego
4 days ago

Dont miss this
Sounthern Fire Exchange
free webinar THIS WEDNESDAY!
The Intersection Between Bat Management and
Fire in the Southeastern US
September 27, 2023 1:00- 2:00 PM ET
#EndangeredSpecies
#Fire
#bats
https://mailchi.mp/southernfireexchange/burnprioritizationmodelwebinar-1229936?e=2314f3c8ba

I Like Books
5 days ago

"A new study shows that bats evolved to avoid cancer and the data may uncover how humans can treat or prevent viruses as well as cancer.

A rapid evolution in bats, the only winged mammal, may account for their “extraordinary” ability to both host and survive infections and even to avoid cancer—and that success is in their genes.

Bats are exceptional among mammals for not only their ability to fly but also their long lives, low cancer rates, and robust immune systems.

The ability of bats to tolerate viral infections may stem from unusual features of their innate immune response—and these characteristics may have implications for human health.

For example, by better understanding the mechanisms of the bat immune system that allow bats to tolerate viral infections, researchers may be better able to prevent disease outbreaks from animals to people."

#GoodNews #Bats #Cancer #Study #DNA

https://www.goodnewsnetwork.org/bats-hold-vital-clues-for-cancer-prevention-research-in-dna-study/

Hisstogramma
5 days ago

Doing some under bridge work and noticed it’s very batty. Piles of guano and urine staining. #bats

Piles of bat guano
Urine staining from bats under a bridge with colorful graffiti
Ferdi Magellan says YES
5 days ago

#NipahVirus #Zoonoses #Viruses #India #Kerala #Bats #Vectors

“…the influence of our changing world on increasing spillovers is almost undeniable. A confluence of climate change, urbanization, deforestation, and altered human migration, in some cases driven by political instability, have come together to create a perfect storm that makes spillover events more common…

“Scientists from different disciplines—biomedicine, social sciences, and climate science—need to work together to raise awareness among communities facing these threats. “Awful epidemics will continue unless we can organize global efforts to understand the ecology of viral infections better.”

From: @br00t4c
https://mastodon.social/@br00t4c/111120326354932174

Bernad
6 days ago

Jamaican Flower Bat Speedpaint. Happy bat.

#Bat #Bats #Baturday #Portrait #Art #DigitalArt #FurryArt #Speedpaint

Portrait of a happy Jamaican flower bat facing towards the right.
Ida Tschichoflos
6 days ago

#animalbehavior #bats #animals #research
Haha: Researchers 'Translate' Bat Talk. Turns Out, They Argue—a Lot

https://flip.it/HSI.oF

Grant Canterbury
1 week ago

Two big brown #bats foraging in our front yard this evening. Audio courtesy of my handy bat detector, basically a 10x frequency shift from ultrasonic to audible frequencies. Big brown bats (Eptesicus fuscus) are larger than Myotis species and forage higher at treetop level; also they have distinctly different calls, lower-pitched and swoopier. (There are potentially half a dozen Myotis spp around here including little brown bat; I can't tell them apart yet).

Raisins to be Cheerful
1 week ago

The #bats are around again #Suffolk

A bat flying past at dusk
Bill Minarik
1 week ago

Not only was #ammineite recently discovered, it's only been present for a short part of Earth history; copper and guano in dry areas.

Base figure from John et al. (2010) Porphyry Copper Deposit Model, USGS SIR. Ammineite photo by Germano Fretti hosted on MinDat.org

Inspired by @llewelly

Edited: I've been repeating that birds are #dinosaurs so long that...

#Mincup23 #EarthSystemScience #copper #bats #lizards

A figure comparing porphyry copper deposits over time with the evolution of birds and bats producing guano; both are needed in order for ammineite to crystallize.
Steve Dustcircle 🌹
1 week ago
michael
1 week ago
Colm Donoghue
1 week ago

When you're wondering how your bike chain is squeaky and then you realize it's #bats !

Cutetropolis
2 weeks ago

Enormous cats, cute old bat, dog swim therapy, handful of goat, and more.

https://cutetropolis.com/2023/09/19/links-catzilla/

#Bats #Cats #Dogs #Goats #Kittens #Pups #Warthogs

Bruno Philipe
2 weeks ago

Last saturday while on a walk around a small lake here in Vancouver I observed this dark shape darting around. Then I realized it was a bat. It was skimming the surface of the lake eating all the bugs flying over its surface. It was late dusk and I only had my 300mm f/5.6 lens, but I wasn't gonna let that stop myself from trying. And in between hundreds of blurry photos, I got two less blurry ones. And you can see the bat!! And its reflection!!

#bats #batstodon

A bat flying over the surface of a lake, with its reflection right below it. It has its wings spread out, and you can clearly see its translucency. The camera focused on the reflection rather than the actual bad, so it looks sharper in the photo. The whole image is blurry due to me trying to track a bat I couldn't really see in the viewfinder.
A bat flying over the surface of a lake, and its reflection. Now the bat is flying with its head towards the camera, and you can see its tiny ears atop its head.
Lorraine C.
2 weeks ago

#india #kerala starts testing

Scientists fear a mutated, highly transmissible strain will emerge from #bats. Outbreaks are rare but #Nipah has been listed by the #WHO as one of several #diseases deserving of priority research for their potential to cause a global epidemic, alongside Ebola, Zika and #Covid19 #NipahVirus

https://www.theguardian.com/world/2023/sep/18/what-is-nipah-virus-kerala-india-bat-borne-outbreak-mass-testing

Lorraine C.
2 weeks ago

In the 2021 study, Cowan and his colleagues found multiple examples where badly designed or poorly placed artificial refuges created #ecological traps: These shelters lured #animals into living there but reduced their survival prospects, because, for example, the animals would overheat inside, or they’d make for easy prey.

https://undark.org/2023/09/11/in-search-of-safer-refuge-the-challenges-of-replicating-nature/

#nature #animals #news #studies #bats #birds #usa #canada #science #biology

Palm Oil Detectives
2 weeks ago

DYK that #bats are essential to #rainforests? They pollinate plant and control insects. Thomas’s Big-eared Bats are critically #endangered in #PapuaNewGuinea due to #palmoil #deforestation. Join the #Boycott4Wildlife https://palmoildetectives.com/2021/01/26/thomass-big-eared-bat-pharotis-imogene/ via @palmoildetect

DYK that #bats are essential to #rainforests? They pollinate plant and control insects. Thomas’s Big-eared Bats are critically #endangered in #PapuaNewGuinea due to #palmoil #deforestation. Join the #Boycott4Wildlife https://palmoildetectives.com/2021/01/26/thomass-big-eared-bat-pharotis-imogene/ via @palmoildetect
Paul S
2 weeks ago

First time seeing the #bats in #austin intentionally. Its the largest urban bat colony in the world with an estimated 1.5 million Mexican free tailed bats. #natue

Alexander Hay
2 weeks ago

It drove them batty... BlahBlah. Bats in the bellfray... BlahBlah. They're in a flap... Etc. Dead parents... Zzzzz.

"The Race to Save the Pekapeka-Tou-Poto, #NewZealand’s Unique #Bat

"For #Scientists, monitoring the feisty, #Endangered burrowing bat includes moments of 'actual madness..."

#News #Nature #Bats #Zoology #Conservation #PekapekaTouPoto

https://www.atlasobscura.com/articles/new-zealand-bat-pekapeka-tou-poto

Bernad
2 weeks ago

Hoary Bat Speedpaint. Sugar coated dumpling.

#Bat #Bats #Baturday #HoaryBat #DigitalArt #Art #FurryArt #Speedpaint

A Hoary Bat resting on a tree branch.  The white tips of their fur contrasting with the dark background.
Marco Pacchiarini
2 weeks ago

“We strongly believe that humanity must take the simplest, most cost-effective, most common-sense upstream steps to lower the risk of another #pandemic. Fixing humanity’s broken relationship with nature — and #bats in particular — would diminish the interface where dangerous #virus​es can move from their normal hosts into people and other animals.”
@dancingdogs https://forall.social/@dancingdogs/111069875042976002

Lorraine C.
2 weeks ago

In the paper, we argue for a global taboo whereby humanity agrees to leave bats alone. People should not fear bats, and not try to chase them away or cull them; such actions would only serve to disperse them and increase the odds of zoonotic spillover. Based on the available science, we strongly believe that humanity simply needs to let bats have the habitats they need and live undisturbed.

https://undark.org/2023/09/14/the-simplest-way-to-prevent-the-next-pandemic-leave-bats-alone

#covid #covid19 #MaskUp #CovidIsNotOver #bats #pandemics

Atlas Obscura
2 weeks ago

The Race to Save the Pekapeka-Tou-Poto, New Zealand's Unique Bat

For scientists, monitoring the feisty, endangered burrowing bat includes moments of "actual madness."#conservation #wildlife #animals #science #scientistsatwork #bats #section-Articles
The Race to Save the Pekapeka-Tou-Poto, New Zealand's Unique Bat

AI6YR
2 weeks ago

Look, these #bats are SO CUTE! (when they are not infecting you with a nasty virus with no treatment!, LOL) #FruitBat #FlyingFox https://www.flickr.com/photos/shebalso/109442625

Cute little furry bat, with little beady eyes, upside down. It's a BABY! ps. don't share fruit with the virus carrying baby.
llewelly
2 weeks ago

I wish I knew what kinds of #weather changes (if any?) happened when #flying #insects became widespread in the #Carboniferous (or before?), again when flying #pterosaurs became widespread in the #Triassic, a third time when flying #birds became widespread (late #Jurassic or early #Cretaceous), and fourth time when flying #bats became widespread in the #Paleocene.

#dinosaurs
#deepTime

Mickey
3 weeks ago
Tiny, upside down bat in a human hand. Its tail is sticking straight up and a pair of tiny cheeks are visible.

The caption reads-

Timeline brightener: Bats have butt cheeks...now you know!
Alexander Hay
3 weeks ago

Nothing quite sums up 13 years of #Tory misrule than this:

"...In 2014, an air traffic control training centre by #Bournemouth airport was bought to house another free school, #Parkfield, after a four-page vendor’s report. #Asbestos and #Bats were later found on the site and unexploded bombs have yet to be ruled out..."

[From: "How #Austerity (and #Ideology) broke #Britain"]

#UK #News #Politics #Tories #DanielKhalife #Wandsworth #Birmingham #BirminghamCityCouncil

https://www.theguardian.com/business/2023/sep/10/how-austerity-and-ideology-broke-britain

Bernad
3 weeks ago
A Vampire Bat rests on the side of a tree.  They are looking up towards a starry sky with various hues, and a shooting star.  The bat has a happy expression as they watch the star shoot overhead.
PLOS Biology
3 weeks ago

#Bats are natural hosts for #viruses that cause higher case fatality rates in humans than do #zoonoses derived from any other source. @caraebrook @bootslab &co build a nested within-host, population-level model to explain this phenomenon #PLOSBiology https://plos.io/44Dri3y

Earlier this year I was so stoked to find bats flying around in my neighborhood at twilight and even right out my front yard. And then recently I found this cheap bat detector kit and I’m doubly stoked. It’s ultrasonic!
It took me several nights to get the frequency dialed in and tonight I finally got a good lock, and I’m even more stoked that I managed to capture it in a halfway decent video! 🦇

https://youtube.com/shorts/a8z74No-91g?feature=share

#bats #ultrasonic #BatDetector #twilight

Lukas VF Novak
1 month ago

What Does It Take To Photograph A #Bat Cave? https://blog.nature.org/2023/08/27/what-does-it-take-to-photograph-a-bat-cave/ #ConservationOptimism #Conservation #Fungi #Extinction #Caves

"Longtime cave #photographer Stephen Alvarez goes #underground to document an #endangered bat species on the rebound. Over a decade ago the #bats seemed doomed by #WhiteNoseSyndrome. But, when Alvarez heard in 2022 that #scientists expected the next local census to be quite a bit more promising, he knew he had to photograph it."

photo of 2 people standing in a cave

In case you needed to see a sleeping bat in your timeline.

More from the Lubee Bat Conservancy:
https://www.instagram.com/lubeebatconservancy/

#Bats #Animals #Batstodon #BatsOfMastodon #Cute

Bat hanging upside down with the camera also upside down in a conservancy cage. Its eyes are closed and its wings are wrapped tightly in a self-hug sleeping pose.
Chron
1 month ago

Texas wildlife experts are speaking out after the manager of the Mall of Abilene intentionally exterminated a colony of bats living in the building, despite offers from volunteers to humanely rehabilitate the animals.

https://www.chron.com/life/wildlife/article/texas-bats-killed-abilene-mall-18331169.php

#news #texas #wildlife #nature #bats

A volunteer with Big Country Wildlife Rehabilitation center tests a small Mexican bat for rabies.
Jamie Revell
1 month ago

How one species of bat picks just the right place to sleep during the day... #bats #Synapsida #Science

https://synapsida.blogspot.com/2023/08/picking-right-crevice.html

eastern small-footed myotis bat

Another reminder that #Bats, and #Bat related material, are always welcome on my timeline. 🦇 Feel free to post bats to your hearts content.
#BatsOfMastodon 🦇 #Batstodon

A can of Campbell's Cream of Bat soup.
A black bat hangs from a tree and shares a piece of yellow fruit with its black and white butterfly buddy.
A row of baseball bats on display somewhere, presumably a baseball museum of some sort.
VHS cover for Bats, a bad movie you probably haven't heard of, with good reason.
Branwen OShea (she/her)
1 month ago

Do I have any followers or contacts that are bat experts? If so, could I run by you a theoretical question for my sci-fi book?
#bats #nature

Andrew Iwaniuk
1 month ago

As I struggle to work out a means of dealing with a university staff member who claims that my students and I will "relieve ourselves in the bushes" if we are allowed to conduct field experiments on campus, please enjoy this close up view of an Eastern tube-nosed bat at the Tolga Bat Hospital, QLD. #wildOz #academia #yql #bats

A close up view of an Eastern (or Queensland) tube-nosed bat being held in a towel by its carer at the Tolga Bat Hospital, Queensland. Its wings are folded up and tucked under its chin.
Arcturax 🦇
1 month ago

Got some new pixelart from artist Molartime!

#PixelArt #furry #FurryArt #Bats

A pixel art theme of a bats head. The bat has blue eyes and bright orange shoulder puffs and pink skin inside the ears.  You may or may not find him handsome but at least you'll find him handy!
Lukas VF Novak
1 month ago

New research shows #bats feast as #insects migrate through Pyrenees
https://phys.org/news/2023-08-feast-insects-migrate-pyrenees.html

Bat activity correlated with migratory insect bioflows in the Pyrenees https://royalsocietypublishing.org/doi/10.1098/rsos.230151

"Bats gather to feast as #nocturnal insects fly through mountain passes in the #Pyrenees each #autumn... University of #Exeter scientists identified seven bat species and 66 insect species (90% of which were #moths) in the Pass of #Bujaruelo."

A brown long-eared bat among rocks at night
ubdvtlab
2 months ago

Hipposiderid bat maneuvering around the Kuala Belalong Field Studies Center in Ulu Temburong National Park, #Brunei. Photo: Joremy Tony. #Borneo #wildlife #mammals #bats

Smbsy
2 months ago

Went out looking (listening) for bats.

Saw some shooting stars too.

🦇 🌠

#Wildlife #Bats

Rapid popping or slapping sound, of a bat's echolocation picked up on a bat detector.
Dragon & Wolf Designs
2 months ago
Silver bat charm and large round textured black & white glass bead with bead cap dangle earrings
Human 3500
2 months ago

What is the total list of #nocturnal #birds in #Ottawa? I know of #bats and #owls.

Something flew past one of my cameras at 1AM. It seems to have a tail or something trailing, so unlikely to be a bat. Also, it was not flapping its wings like crazy. My guess is owl, but that is because I only know of two options.

Any help on IDing this UFO?

Parsingphase
2 months ago

@sigue We do get a decent evening showing of #bats here but not at a time when there's enough light for photos - but I do grab audio sometimes: https://m.phase.org/@parsingphase/110805994350450270

I think I've successfully photographed exactly one bat since I moved to the US: https://www.inaturalist.org/observations/112420558

Chris Jarvis :verified:
2 months ago

https://www.tumblr.com/bogleech/724049195350294528/it-does-go-through-to-one-of-his-personal #bats #batsonMastodon

U.S. congressman ralph norman stating he hopes bats go extinct, just earlier this week as he voted against endangered species protections.

His office, where you can have statements or messages passed on to him:

(202) 225-5501

From this weekend's annual Bat Count at the Conservancy Farm in Washtenaw County:

"Last night's Bat Count at the Conservancy Farm yielded a total of 278 Big Brown Bats.

That nearly matched last year's total of 279. It's good to see that the bat colony in the big red barn remains at a healthy level."

Since they started counting at the farm in 2004, the number of bats counted range from 80 to 279.

#bats #BatCount

Ultragramps
3 months ago

You’ve likely seen the ‘sploot’, a position on the belly with legs extended.
It’s not something seen by horses or cows,
but moreso dogs and cats.
But here for you I bring today,
are little tiny bats. ᕕ( ᐛ)ᕗ
#Sploot #Splooting #Bats #Cute

emseeitch
3 months ago

I'm seeing so much lovely work on #PortfolioDay! Keep em coming!

I'm a Scottish #illustrator, #graphicdesigner, #comics creator and #SurfacePattern #designer based in #Leeds

Most of my work is inspired by #wildlife and #animals, and I like to draw them FAT 😤

see more on my shiny new website: https://www.emseeitch.com/

#illustration #comics #design #graphicdesign #MastoArt #art #bats #axolotls #cats #beavers #Scotland

illustrated pattern design showing cute chubby yellow, grey and pink axolotls on a lilac background
illustrated pattern design showing cute chubby orange and red beavers on a green background with scattered sticks, logs and twigs. There is also a baby beaver
illustrated pattern design showing cute chubby orange, grey and pink cats on bookshelves on a dark navy background. One is rubbing its face on books, one is licking itself, one is "loafing" and one is passed out on a pile of books
illustrated pattern design showing cute yellow and grey pipistrelle vats and white and yellow honduran bats surrounded by moths, on a dark grey background
Alexander Hay
3 months ago

This may all be for nought, of course, if the dangers posed by #Bushmeat continue to be ignored.

"#Ghana's batmen hunting for #Pandemic clues

"#Bats are essential to the world's #Ecosystems, but they are known carriers of several #Viruses. Humans are increasingly encroaching upon their habitats, adding to the risk of new pandemics, so #Scientists are studying bats [on] how to prevent any new #Outbreaks..."

#News #Africa #Zoonotic #Health

https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-africa-66122925

Jenna
3 months ago

Little known fact - I occasionally dabble in #plushie making. These #bats are my favorite favorite!

#crafts #sewing

A bat plushie
A bat plushie
Woodland Dave
3 months ago

"#Birds and #Bats accounted for 54% of total cacao tree productivity over two years in northern Peru’s #Agroforestry systems. Experimentally excluding birds and bats increased pest damage and reduced crop yields. The presence of nearby #Forests is crucial..."

#Agriwilding #Agroecology #Food #Farming

https://news.mongabay.com/2023/07/birds-and-bats-help-peruvian-cacao-farmers-gain-higher-yields-study-says/

Dezene Huber 🌻
4 months ago

#Lawns are tricky. Wholly unnatural, fields of grass. But often enveloped in societal (neighbors, family, etc.) expectations.

And planting “native” plants doesn’t always really mean native. Often, depending on the #ecosystem, quite the opposite - invasives.

This study was interesting. A wildflower “lawn” = increased #biodiversity ( #insects, #spiders, #bats) and reduced #fertilizer use.

Whatever we do, it’s time to think differently about lawns.

🔗 https://phys.org/news/2023-05-wildflower-meadow-bolstered-biodiversity-greenhouse.amp

🌱 🦋 🦇 🪲 🕷️ 🌸

Fazia Rizvi
4 months ago

Loved seeing this last night - bats on the radar as they head out for their evening meals. How many circles of bats emerging can you count? (Attachment is a video of weather radar of the #CentralTexas area, showing many expanding circles around areas where bats roost during the day.) #Texas #Austin #bats #radar #nature #ecology

ProPublica
4 months ago

The Scientist and the Bats
==

Funders thought watching #bats wasn’t important. Then she helped solve the #mystery
of a deadly #virus.

Novel infectious #diseases will keep coming at us, #wildlife
ecologist Peggy Eby warns. Investing in scientific work like hers “seems like a poor approach now,” she said, “but 20 years from now, we’ll look back & wonder why we didn’t do it.”

The latest in our Roots of An Outbreak series from @carolinechen

#Health #Disease #Research
https://www.propublica.org/article/australia-bats-hendra-research-pandemic-prevention?utm_medium=social&utm_source=mastodon&utm_campaign=mastodon-post

Not Rappaport
4 months ago

Tiny bats provide 'glimmer of hope' against a fungus that threatened entire species https://apnews.com/article/little-brown-bats-white-nose-fungus-5f27793e29d104a283dc98390308b5b1 by Wilson Ring, AP #science #bats #wildlife #GoodNews

Standing at my office window watching 2-3 bats circling the garden

#wildlife #bats

🪼boogie 🩷
5 months ago

i had to move instances & haven't been on here in ages so... hi, let me do an #intro
my name is beau, or boogie. i like: #reading, korean music, cop dramas (acab tho), true crime (not in a weird way), #jellyfish, #frogs, #bats #siphonophore and davinci.
i am #audhd, mentally ill & recently diagnosed with carpal tunnel syndrome which is somewhat annoying as at this very moment my entire arm is hurting because i am holding my phone.
anyway, nice to meet you.

In case you didn't know: Vampire bats are true romantics and care for each other sharing blood while kissing 🦇

Source: https://www.bbc.com/news/science-environment-51969938 #bats

Screenshot of a BBC article with the headline "Vampire bats 'french kiss with blood' to form lasting bonds" and a picture of a small grey-ish vampire bat