Bat Wings & Bat Toes. On Dinosaurs?

There’s speculation of a possible dinosaur/modern bat connection. Since bats are mammals, few people stopped to consider whether or not they might trace their lineage all the way back to dinosaurs, but the discovery of a pigeon-sized fossil has some people wondering. Meet Yi Qi A farmer uncovered the remains in the Tiaojishan Formation, which... Continue Reading →

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Batty Ideas About Hair Care

It's Sunday, which means it's time for the weekly WeWriWa blog hop, an event that allows authors of all experience levels and genres to share 8-10 sentence snippets of their work. I'm sharing from my upcoming release, 60 Beautiful Bat Facts. Last week, I posted about Pliny the Elder's thoughts on how to improve marital relations. A few... Continue Reading →

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Bats, Beer, and Conjugal Relations!: WeWriWa 11/12/17

Historically, bats have been used for some pretty strange things. This week, for my WeWriWa snippet, I thought I'd share a little known secret about bat blood. When most people think of famed Roman scholar and naturalist, Pliny the Elder, they picture large mugs full of foamy beer, not bats. It’s perfectly natural, after all,... Continue Reading →

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Emballonuridae Bats

Bats that are part of the Emballonuridae family are more commonly called sac-winged bats, a name that’s been bestowed upon them because they have glandular sac that’s located on the edge of their wings. There are also people who refer to this family as sheath-tailed bats because the bat’s tails are encased in a tail... Continue Reading →

Thyroptera devivoi: Beautiful Bat Facts

Small midge style flies buzz around your head, landing whenever you’re not fast enough to swat them aside, and taking tiny bites out of your skin while you gather wild grown fruit that you found while exploring one of Brazil’s rainforest, something small, flies past your head. It’s so small and unobtrusive, you wouldn’t have... Continue Reading →

8 Quick Bat Facts

·         Contrary to popular belief, bats aren’t related to rodents or bird. They make up their own species, which is classified as chiropteran ·         Approximately 20% of all mammals are members of the chiropteran family, making it the second largest group of mammals. Only rodents have more individual species. ·         The word chiropteran translates to... Continue Reading →

Vesper Bats (Vespertilionidae)

Members of the vesper bat family are frequently called evening bats because they are most active in the evening. They’re also sometimes referred to as common bats. With more than 400 different microbat members, it’s the largest bat family. Its members include bats from all over the world. The 400 species that make up the... Continue Reading →

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