Bat Night

Last night was Bat Night here at River Towers. I learned that I am forever indebted and grateful for bats, as many plants rely on bats as their sole pollinators for their flowers, including some species of coffee and cocoa plants that make chocolate. Here are some more interesting “batground” facts that I learned from River Towers resident Deborah Hammer:

  • About ¼ of mammals are bats.
  • Insect bats eat their weight in insects every night.
  • Red bats live in NOVA and they roost in sycamore trees. When they hang from the branches, their bodies resemble the tree leaves.

To find out more about bats and how to help them, visit the Save Lucy Campaign.