“Eurobats” created International Bat Night in 1977 to help create an awareness of bats and dispel the myths about them. Bats can live up to 30 years, but they can barely see their prey using “Echolocation” to guide them through the dark caves, belfries and other places they can hide in. Most bats are small, but the “Flying Fox’ bat can have up to a 6-foot wingspan. Though the vampire movies make bats out to be an evil creature they normally try to avoid humans where possible.
How to celebrate – Don’t be afraid of bats. If you have a mosquito problem, put some bats in your yard. Use bat guano in your gardens.