- Distinguishing the Real BCI
- Photo Op!
- Bat Field Guide for Latin America
- Masters of the Night: The True Story of Bats at these locations
- Wish List
- Global Grassroots Conservation
- On the Cover
- A Colorful Future
- Bat Conservation Comes of Age in South Africa
- Where the Bats Are – Part III Caves, Cliffs, and Rock Crevices
- Origami and the Art of Bat Appreciation
- Members in Action: John and Jane Newman
- Members’ Night Sigh-Up Begins May 1
The flowers of Africas mighty baobab tree offer a welcome treat for this Wahlbergs epauleted fruit bat (Epomophorus wahlbergi). Like many plants that depend on bats, the baobab has scented, light-colored blossoms that open just after sundown when bats begin feeding. Hanging on the flower, the bat tips the petals to drink nectar, while also collecting pollen on its body. As the bat travels, the pollen is distributed, aiding in the trees reproduction. By pollinating this African tree of life, bats help provide sustenance and shelter for many other animals, including humans.
Cover Photo by Merlin D. Tuttle