Bats in the City

There are nearly 1,000 species of bats in the world. However, bats are basically tropical animals and only about 40 kinds of bats live in North America. Bats are beneficial. They eat insects, pollinate plants and play an important role in keeping ecosystems healthy and in balance. Many myths are associated with bats, such as the saying “blind as a bat.” This isn’t true. Bats can see quite well. Another myth is that bats get caught in people’s hair. They don’t. Nor are bats destructive pests like rats and mice. In fact, a colony of bats could help keep gardens free of insects. Bats are useful animals and the best protection for them is for everyone to learn more about them. 


Thursday, March 20
6 to 7:30 p.m.
West Irving Library
4444 W. Rochelle Road

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For more information, call Corporate Communications at (972) 721-2533.