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“Save the Little Brown Bat”

Description from puppychick labratbecky: In Minnesota we are facing the beginning of the white nose syndrome fungal infection that has been decimating bat colonies around the US since it hitchhiked to our country. One thought is to ban logging during the months of the year when mother bats form nursing colonies in trees, The more healthy bats they can produce per season, the better the chances are of enough bats surviving the disease to prevent extinction. I get the economics involved and the potential loss of jobs during the summer but as humans we have done so much damage to our planet I think it behooves us to do whatever we can to prevent the loss of even more species and biodiversity. We messed it up, we need to fix it. This is for the hope that these important little guys survive.

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  1. Dropalotta Beads
    Dropalotta Beads says:

    Nice soft browns, just like the little bats. It’s encouraging that people have been building bat houses in their backyards, and they get mosquito control for their yard.

  2. Crystal Canary
    Crystal Canary says:

    I love your pick and what it stands for. A friend sent this video to me about nursing baby bats and I just had to share it for all who think these little guys are special! Hope you like it. :)
    https://www.facebook.com/photo.php?v=678298485541299&fref=nf

  3. N Taylor
    N Taylor says:

    I also hope things go well for the little ones. We have talked at our house about putting out little houses for them. We have already put aside bee areas in our yard. I find the more you get the children involved the more they shame their parents into caring.

    Nice pick.

  4. Maggies Mom
    Maggies Mom says:

    Bats in NJ have been decimated by something in the last few years. I love their mosquito-eating finesse, we need them and we need bees.

  5. puppychick  labratbecky
    puppychick labratbecky says:

    I’m am ecstatic that you all care so much! We have a bat house hanging on the side of our house. I have also been keeping track of which of my flowers attract the most bees and which do not. Next year I will adjust and the year after that….. NTaylor, you are absolutely right about getting children on board. You guys ROCK!

  6. Elis Mom
    Elis Mom says:

    I just love bats! They are so important to our ecosystem, and they are so beautiful! I love your pick, Becky. I never thought about a bat house. I’m going to have to check them out!

  7. Medieval Momma
    Medieval Momma says:

    It’s so wonderful to hear so many concerned about the bats and bees and wildlife in general keep up the good work. Teaching our children is one of the best things we can do. And besides that your pick is just lovely, hope it gets picked!

  8. foxhill designs vt
    foxhill designs vt says:

    I LOVE bats and your pick, Becky!!! The bat population in Vermont is suffering too. We used to see them all the time flying around our yard in the evening, but we haven’t seen any this summer. :(

  9. Amethyst Cat
    Amethyst Cat says:

    I love this pick (gorgeous browns) and the way you think! =) I miss bats flapping around in SoCal, too. They used to love all the cactus fruit that’s around. It’s awesome to know others are concerned about the fragile state of various ecosystems. You rock!

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    Mary S - Sweet Chick says:

    Thank you so much, Becky for bringing more attention to this sad situation. I love the Little Brown bat myself. Here in southern Indiana, the white nose syndrome has already had a devastating effect on bat populations. Only a few short years ago they were flying happy in the night and pre-dawn skies…….now the skies are pretty much empty of them. It breaks my heart.

  11. Crazy Beader
    Crazy Beader says:

    Bats are good creatures and thanks for the attention to them, Becky – - and it’s a really nice pick, too !

  12. Beadzilla aka Wanda
    Beadzilla aka Wanda says:

    It is sad that so many of our creatures are disappearing. I love how some of you have created a bat house to help these creatures in their time of need. I myself have never seen a bat here in Canada, it would be a wonderful sight. On the brighter side. I did see at least a dozen or so bumble bees around my flowers this year, this is a first for me in many years.

    I love the soft subtle browns you chose with that little punch of bold ones, Becky! What a fabulous pick!

  13. Dropalotta Beads
    Dropalotta Beads says:

    Some tips for attracting bats to their new home, from Bathouse.com
    http://bathouse.com/how-to-attract-bats

  14. Asia
    Asia says:

    Lets save them all :D

  15. puppychick  labratbecky
    puppychick labratbecky says:

    LB, the troll is back.

  16. Wild Mustard
    Wild Mustard says:

    Seeing this totally MADE MY DAY :) thank you!

  17. puppychick  labratbecky
    puppychick labratbecky says:

    Thanks to all of you for your caring hearts and your kind comments. Thanks also to LB for quickly removing the voluminous remarks posted by an internet troll. :)

  18. puppychick  labratbecky
    puppychick labratbecky says:

    Thanks also for the facebook/youtube links about bats!! :)

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