New Calendar — Bats: Nature's Nocturnal Superheroes 2017 Wall Calendar
In this eco-conscious era, the time has come to embrace the bat. Far from being the menace portrayed in horror movies, bats are critical to the well-being of our ecosystems and to the very survival of our species. Many bats, like the Mariana Flying Fox, are pollinators and seed-carriers that help propagate our plant population. Others, such as Townsend’s big-eared bat, keep insect numbers in check by consuming mass quantities of bugs, saving farmers billions of dollars annually in avoided pesticide use. And still other bats, like Hardwicke’s wooly bat, nurture plant life with the nitrogen in their droppings.
Bat conservationist Merlin Tuttle’s loving portrayals of the world’s only flying mammal, paired with lively and informative text, captures the industrious nature of this fascinating nocturnal creature. Take a close look and you’ll see just how incredible they are.