Friday, May 6, 2011

Baby bats

Baby bat birthing season has begun. I've been finding baby bats below the bat house for a couple of days now. I put as many as I can back into the house. Sometimes I am too late, and they have already died. My oldest son, Dustin is holding these 2 babies. They are clinging to one another. I really need a taller ladder. I can just barely reach the bottom of the house if I stand on the step next to the top on my tiptoes!
This is the view looking up into the bat house. It is normally much darker, but I used the flash to light up the inside. We have a second larger house waiting to be put up. Hand digging a post hole won't be easy in our "exceptional drought" clay.
I can sum up my evenings after school with watering, weeding, picking beans and rescuing baby bats.
Y'all Come Back,
Lorilee

8 comments:

  1. Just showed these to my son and he said "those are real?!" LOL obviously never seen a baby bat before! Very cool - hope you're able to save them all.

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  2. Hi Lorilee,
    Normally I would say "ewww" but they are just babies. Where are the momma bats? How sad that they just keep falling from the house. You are a good "mom" to rescue them. Happy Mother's Day!Hugs

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  3. The momma bats are in the bat house. The babies have to cling to the sides of the house. I think that sometimes in the jostling, they lose their grip.

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  4. I think it is so terrific that you are providing bat houses. I love our bats. They are so busy eating up lots of mosquitos!

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  5. I have never seen a baby bat. Wow, are they ever tiny. I hope they all survive and then your yard will be bug free!

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  6. Why do the babies fallout of their home. Do mommy bats not stay with them?

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  7. I want bats! Was wondering if those bat houses really worked.

    Followed you over from your comment at Calamity Acres.

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