Bat Basics

Landscaping and Gardening for Bats

Karen Krebbs, author of Bat Basics, tells us about landscaping and gardening for bats. Bats serve as pollinators and play an incredibly important role as insect predators. If you want to help out bats, give them a place to live! Purchasing or building a bat...

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Bat Basics

Bats Have an Incredible Story to Tell

There are 45 species of bats found in the United States. All of them are amazing flying mammals that have special adaptations and abilities that help them survive. They are a crucial part of many different ecosystems, they provide people with many benefits, and bats...

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Bat Basics

Explore the Everyday Lives of Bats

In her upcoming book, Bat Basics, Karen Krebbs tells us how bats use echolocation, why they hibernate, and what they eat. Find out why they are essential to a healthy ecosystem.  Imagine that you can fly. Now, imagine that you are flying at night, through a...

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Believe It Or Not Facts About Bats

The author of Bat Basics: An Introduction to the Life of Bats in the United States & Canada & Their Many Benefits, Karen Krebbs, shares with us ten facts about these amazing mammals. Even though many people believe that a bat is dirty and dangerous,...

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For the Love of Bats

Adventure Publications will soon have a book about bats. We have asked the author of Bat Basics: An Introduction to the Life of Bats in the United States & Canada & Their Many Benefits, Karen Krebbs, to share with us how it all started. Here...

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Frogs—Unexpected Desert Inhabitants

In all, around 4,500 species of amphibians occur around the world, but only a few dozen are found in the Southwest. All of our desert amphibians, with the exception of toads, require access to a water source to keep their skin moist. Not surprisingly, our arid Southwestern deserts...

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