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Batty poetry - Virginia Governor inspired by the Virginia big-eared bat

When the Virginia General Assembly designated the Virginia big-eared bat as the commonwealth’s official state bat in 2005, then Governor Mark Warner felt compelled to have a bit of fun with the declaration. 

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Bats bring us National Tequila Day!

As you sip a margarita today, pause to reflect on the contribution made to the tequila industry by often unacknowledged friends: long-nosed bats.

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BCI Intern Spotlight!

What is it like to intern for BCI? Sean and Leila give us insight into their Summer Internship experience!                             

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Bat in your house? Who are you going to call? Nuisance wildlife control officer!

While we love bats, we recognize not everyone wants them as a houseguest. Removing bats from your home or building is a major project, and as with any other large project on your home, you 

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No need for sophisticated hunting techniques: Equatorial bats live the easy life

Most of the world's bats use extremely sophisticated hunting techniques, but not bats around the equator. They use less sophisticated hunting techniques as their ancestors did millions of years ago. 

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Not Just the Birds and Bees – 6 Fast Facts About Pollinating Bats

The birds and the bees may rule the daytime, but as soon as the sun sets, it is the bats that get to work pollinating.  Worldwide, over 500 species of flowers in at least 67 plant families rely on bats as their major or exclusive pollinators. Not only are these little mammals important for pollinating so many plant species; they can be pretty darn cute too!

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WNS Fungus Confirmed in Oklahoma

The fungus that causes white-nose syndrome has been confirmed in Oklahoma. The presence of this fungus in Delaware County, OK, makes this the westernmost case of the fungus

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Women in Bat Conservation: Carol Chambers

Professor of Wildlife Ecology at School of Forestry, Northern Arizona University, who focuses upon bat habitat relationships - why they live where they do

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