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    Ancient Fire Breather Retread's Avatar
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    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





    Red-Winged Fruit Bat






    Left-Winged Socialist Ding Bat



    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
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    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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    Between bats and purple martins, you can have a relatively mosquito free yard.
    It's not how old you are, it's how you got here.
    It's been a long road and not all of it was paved.
    A man is but a product of his thoughts. What he thinks, he becomes. Gandhi
    Quote Originally Posted by Carol
    When I judge someone's integrity one key thing I look at is - How does s/he treat people s/he doesn't agree with or does not like?
    I can respect someone who I do not agree with, but I have NO respect for someone who puts others down in a public forum. That is the hallmark of someone who has no integrity, and cannot be trusted.
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