"People from a planet without flowers
would think we must be mad with joy the whole time
to have such things about us."
~Iris Murdoch, A Fairly Honourable Defeat

Wednesday, February 9, 2011

Wordless Wednesday: Young Pallid Bat



Madeline's Album said...

Great pictures. Interesting post. Have a blessed evening. Madelline

LV said...

Bats have never been one of my favorite critters or whatever they are called. This one looks pitiful.

Sharon Lovejoy said...

Well I am so happy to have checked in on you. I adore pallid bats and have had the pleasure of watching them high stepping across a yard to grab a Jerusalem cricket.

They are truly amazing and deserve our care. I don't understand folks who don't realize how much we depend on them for insect control, pollination (in certain areas of the desert) and so many other things.

Thank you dear,

(and the bats thank you too) Sharon Lovejoy Writes from Sunflower House and a Little Green Island

Roslyn said...

In Australia we like bats! They do not have the evil connotations, helped there I am sure by the fact that there is no risk of rabies in Aus. never has been!
In Sydney every evening at dusk they fly by the thousands across the city sky, it's an amazing sight!
The "fruit bats" were a bit of a pest on my parents farm where they insisted on nibbling on the fruit in the orchard.

Farmgirl_dk: said...

I *love* bats! Please tell me this guy is still alive. I'd like to think so, but that last photo - where he/she is on his/her back makes me wonder. Why is this little guy outside in the light and awake during the day? That's not a good sign, is it?

Amazing creatures....

Paxie said...

Oh my...not something I see very often...as in never. Not sure I'm crazy about them, but your photos are awesome!