Going batty! Discover 5 Canadian bats

This blog was written by writing intern Amanda Simard. It’s bat appreciation day! To celebrate, learn more about the bats that live near you. Dracula had been giving bats a bad rep, and they are oft misunderstood creatures. Did you know only 0.3% of bats actually drink blood? Many eat only fruit or pollen, and others are the ultimate bug zappers, ridding you of those pesky mosquitoes by the thousands! If you thought bats were scary, think again! Many are actually quite cute. Between being a flying mammal and using echolocation, bats are certainly interesting creatures. Here are a few species you might find living near you. Northern Myotis     Scientific name: Myotis septentrionalis Canadian Range: BC, AB, SK,… read more →