Battime

This is a blog dedicated entirely to bats. New posts are added at various times.
In post-free periods feel free to explore battime!
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Please do not disturb bats, they are wild animals and should be left in peace




Lasiurus cinereus - Hoary bat with radio transmitter attached

Photo by Daniel Neal

Lasiurus cinereus - Hoary bat with radio transmitter attached

Photo by Daniel Neal

Rostrum comparison shot between Myotis californicus (R) and Myotis ciliolabrum (L). M. ciliolabrum has a more elongated rostrum, as comparied to M. californicus’s slightly squatter rostrum.

Photo and information by Daniel Neal

Rostrum comparison shot between Myotis californicus (R) and Myotis ciliolabrum (L). M. ciliolabrum has a more elongated rostrum, as comparied to M. californicus’s slightly squatter rostrum.

Photo and information by Daniel Neal

"Face comparison shot between Myotis californicus (L) and Myotis ciliolabrum (R). M. ciliolabrum has a black mask, in contrast to M. californicus’s dark mask.”

Photo and information by Daniel Neal

"Face comparison shot between Myotis californicus (L) and Myotis ciliolabrum (R). M. ciliolabrum has a black mask, in contrast to M. californicus’s dark mask.”

Photo and information by Daniel Neal

Bats Use Polarized Light to Set Their Internal Compasses

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Bats Use Magnetic Substance As Internal Compass To Help Them Navigate

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Hipposideros galeritus - Cantor’s roundleaf bat

Photo by Scott Trageser

Hipposideros galeritus - Cantor’s roundleaf bat

Photo by Scott Trageser

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"Hi! This is such a cool, informative blog. But I was wondering, do you know anything about bat boxes?"

Asked by ladyifrit

Thank You!

I actually know very little of them. I know that we have them here in Latvia, I have seen some, with Brown long-eared bats (Plecotus auritus) inside this May. This species is know to use them, but that’s about all I know…

but…

Since You have asked this question I think I could do a little research and make a post about them some time in June, when I’m done with my exams.

Sincerely, battime 

Myotis daubentonii - Daubenton’s bat

Photo by Jens Rydell

Myotis daubentonii - Daubenton’s bat

Photo by Jens Rydell

Miniopterus schreibersii - Common Bent-wing Bat

Photo by Jens Rydell

Miniopterus schreibersii - Common Bent-wing Bat

Photo by Jens Rydell

Rhinolophus mehelyi - Mehely’s Horseshoe Bat

Photo by Jens Rydell

Rhinolophus mehelyi - Mehely’s Horseshoe Bat

Photo by Jens Rydell

Rhinopoma microphyllum - Greater mouse-tailed bat

Photo by Jens Rydell

Rhinopoma microphyllum - Greater mouse-tailed bat

Photo by Jens Rydell

Histiotus velatus - Tropical big-eared brown bat

Photo by Clever Pinto

Histiotus velatus - Tropical big-eared brown bat

Photo by Clever Pinto

Desmodus rotundus - Common vampire bat 

Photo by Jens Rydell

Desmodus rotundus - Common vampire bat

Photo by Jens Rydell

Hipposideros armiger - Great roundleaf bat

Photo by Liang Ching Hou

Hipposideros armiger - Great roundleaf bat

Photo by Liang Ching Hou