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Calling citizen scientists: Bat project needs you

Calling citizen scientists: Bat project needs you

Citizen-scientist volunteers are needed for a bat monitoring project.

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Bat-observation program canceled for safety reasons

Bat-observation program canceled for safety reasons

The Arizona-Sonora Desert Museum has canceled a popular bat-observation program.

July 07, 2014 12:00 am Photos

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Batty for hummingbird food

Batty for hummingbird food

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Babe Ruth

Babe Ruth

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)

September 28, 2013 8:55 pm
Babe Ruth

Babe Ruth

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…

September 28, 2013 8:54 pm
Bats moving into Madera Canyon 'houses'

Bats moving into Madera Canyon 'houses'

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.

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Bridge to get new bat 'condos'

Bridge to get new bat 'condos'

Plans for new home construction in Marana abound.

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Bridge to get new bat 'condos'

Bridge to get new bat 'condos'

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.

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Zoo celebrates International Year of the Bat

Zoo celebrates International Year of the Bat

Many parents and children take advantage of all the activities relating to bats.

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Zoo celebrates International Year of the Bat

Zoo celebrates International Year of the Bat

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…

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Zoo celebrates International Year of the Bat

Zoo celebrates International Year of the Bat

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.

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Zoo celebrates International Year of the Bat

Zoo celebrates International Year of the Bat

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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In brief

AZ justices asked to review treatment-plant ruling

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Hit trail to view critters of the night

Hit trail to view critters of the night

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.

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Hit trail to view critters of the night

Hit trail to view critters of the night

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Hit trail to view critters of the night

Hit trail to view critters of the night

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Free nature walk at Feliz Paseos Park to view critters of the night

Free nature walk at Feliz Paseos Park to view critters of the night

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.

July 30, 2012 12:00 am Photos

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Bat Night tonight in Rillito riverbed

Bat Night tonight in Rillito riverbed

The bats are back - and you're invited to a sort of bat bash in their honor this evening.

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Bad night to be a bug

Bad night to be a bug

Bats spend their days under the Campbell Avenue bridge, shown here, and other bridges around Tucson before flying off to feed at night. The bats in this colony alone can eat 70,000 to 90,000 pounds of insects between late April and September, says ecologist and bat expert Yar Petryszyn.

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