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04-06-2012, 03:53 PM
The newsletter from, "The Texas Gardener Seeds" said:
Put up a bat house to encourage the presence of these shy animals. Bats consume 3,000 or more mosquitoes and other insects nightly, and bats are less likely to be rabid than dogs are.

Need another reason?

Bats are responsible for up to 95 percent of the seed dispersal essential to the regeneration of forests.
Our planet is populated with plenty of bizarre and astonishing creatures.

Here are three from the Bat Family...


Sucker-footed Bat

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Red-Winged Fruit Bat

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Left-Winged Socialist Ding Bat

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So 2 out of 3 Bats have a useful purpose!
If only we could just train him to eat mosquitoes... Or do anything useful for that matter

bijou
04-06-2012, 04:37 PM
I'd love to get more wildlife in my garden, but unfortunately it's pretty built up here. I like the idea of having bats flying around in the evenings.

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04-06-2012, 06:17 PM
Between bats and purple martins, you can have a relatively mosquito free yard.