COLUMBUS, Ohio — A fungal disease is responsible for decimating Ohio's bat population in recent years, and wildlife officials say hikers are partly to blame.
Citizen-scientist volunteers are needed for a bat monitoring project.
The Arizona-Sonora Desert Museum has canceled a popular bat-observation program.
Home run king Babe Ruth of the New York Yankees, center, is seen with teammates Tony Lazzeri, left, and Lou Gehrig, right, June 1927 in New York. (AP Photo)
New York Yankees star Babe Ruth, left, poses with Jimmie Foxx of the Philadelphia Athletics before the season opener, April 17, 1934, at Shibe Park. Double X, as Foxx was known, was one of the few hitters who could challenge the Bambino homer for homer. Many call him the right-handed Babe Ru…
The phrase “if you build it, they will come” apparently didn’t apply to some of the bat houses built in Madera Canyon a decade ago to provide cozy condos for the flying mammals.
Plans for new home construction in Marana abound.
A worker installs bat "condos" under a bridge in Texas, where the bat-box manufacturer is based. Similar condos are expected to go in soon under the North Cortaro Road Bridge.
Many parents and children take advantage of all the activities relating to bats.
A bat skeleton encased in a plastic block is on exhibit at the Arizona-Sonora Desert Museum table during the Going Batty for Bats special event at the Reid Park Zoo, 1100 S. Randolph Way. Going Batty for Bats, held Saturday, celebrated the International Year of the Bat and featured informati…
Ryleigh Barnes, 5, receives a bat mask from Tohono Chul Park docent Cindy Jakobs. Kids were able to decorate their masks at the craft table. Jo Falls is at right.
Logan Mertes, 6, gets his photograph taken with Jorge Sanchez, who was greeting visitors in his giant bat costume. Although the bat event at the zoo is over, you can still see real, live bats emerge every evening from under the bridges at the River/Campbell and Broadway/Pantano washes at 428…
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At dusk and in the dark, there's much desert wildlife activity this time of year. Participants in an upcoming night walk at Feliz Paseos Park might come across a mule deer, javelinas or even a scorpion. Scorpions show up well under a black light, which will be available.
Call them critters of the night. They are the animals that roam the Sonoran Desert in the hours of darkness - and state wildlife officers will lead a free nature walk Friday evening in search of some of them.
The bats are back - and you're invited to a sort of bat bash in their honor this evening.