small, light brown bat head with large ears, shoulders, and part of gray-brown wings

October is Bat Appreciation Month!

Bats are amazing creatures. There are more than 1,400 species of bats in the world, about 20 percent of all mammal species. About two-thirds of bats are insectivorous. They consume between 50 and 100 percent of their own weight every night. That voracious appetite for insects is worth more than

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Earth, seen from space

Earth Day Plea 2021

We humans have been trashing the earth’s ecosystems as long as we’ve existed. The cumulative effect of our selfish behavior is now degrading our quality of life. In my lifetime, I’ve observed more frequent and severe droughts, wildfires, hurricanes and tornadoes, hotter summers, and less winter fog in the Sacramento

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