Volume 36, Issue 3, 2017

Bat Week 2017

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Trick or treat, bats bring treats!

This Bat Week (Oct. 24–31), we’re celebrating all the contributions bats make to agriculture.

From the cotton in our jeans to the tequila in our drinks, bats play an integral role in nearly every aspect of our lives. We invite our readers this Halloween to take a moment and learn about the many ways bats bring us treats.

Throughout the week, BCI will be sharing fun facts about bats and agriculture, including some tasty recipes highlighting ingredients that benefit from bats. On Oct. 28, BCI and partners will celebrate bats at the Bat Bonanza! event at the U.S. Botanic Garden in Washington, D.C.

In addition to fun presentations about the importance of bats to agriculture, VR headsets will be available for viewers to take a virtual trip to Bracken Cave. The event is sure to be a batty good time!

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