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  The Bat Conservation Trust
There are 17 species of bat in the UK, all of which are protected by law because their numbers have decreased so dramatically.
Watch bats now on a live Bat-Cam, tucked away in a roost at the Lost Gardens of Heligan.
Bats are not blind, but they can also 'see' in the dark by listening to the echoes of their high frequency calls!
www.bats.org.uk   (281 words)

  Bat - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Bats are traditionally grouped with the tree shrews (Scandentia), colugos (Dermoptera), and the primates in superorder Archonta because of the similarities between Megachiroptera and these mammals.
Bats often form nursery roosts, with many females giving birth in the same area, be it a cave, a tree hole, or a cavity in a building.
Chinese lore claims the bat is a symbol of longevity and happiness, and is similarly lucky in Poland and geographical Macedonia and among the Kwakiutl and Arabs.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Bat   (2695 words)

 Baseball bat - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
A baseball bat is a smooth wooden or metal rod used in the game of baseball to hit the ball after the ball is thrown by the pitcher.
Sometimes, especially on metal bats, the handle is wrapped with a rubber or cloth "grip." Finally, next to the handle is the "knob" of the bat, a wider piece that keeps the bat from sliding off of a batter's hands.
Formerly, bats were hand-carved to a template obtained from a fixed number of calibration points; today, they are machine-turned to a precise metal template: these templates are kept in the bat manufacturers' vaults; for example, Babe Ruth's template, which became understandably popular among major-league players, is B43 in the Louisville Slugger archives.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Baseball_bat   (824 words)

 Bat - LoveToKnow 1911   (Site not responding. Last check: )
In habits bats are social, nocturnal and crepuscular; the insect-eating species feed on the wing, in winter in the temperate regions they migrate to a warmer climate, or hibernate, as do the British bats.
Most bats are insect-eaters, but the tropical "flying foxes" or fox-bats of the Old World live on fruit; some are blood-suckers, and two feed on small fish.
Pipistrellus), the long-eared bat (Plecotus auritus), the noctule (Pipistrellus [Pterygistes] noctulus) the greater and lesser horseshoe bats (Rhinolophus ferrum-equinum and R.
www.1911encyclopedia.org /Bat   (328 words)

 EEK! - Critter Corner - Bats
Like most mammals, including people, bats have fur, grow up inside their moms, are born live, and nurse milk from their mothers' bodies.
Bats are divided into two main groups, the mega-chiroptera and the micro-chiroptera.
Although most bats have good daytime vision, insect-eaters depend on their unique bat sonar system during the hours of darkness.
www.dnr.state.wi.us /org/caer/ce/eek/critter/mammal/bat.htm   (548 words)

 Horse. The Animal In You
Bats have a habit of flitting in and out of social situations, swooping down to interact briefly with others before quickly flying off to resume their bat lives.
Bats have no strong yearning for parenthood, for the kind of ego gratification that comes with having one's own children doesn't appeal to its karmic temperament.
Still, bats place great emphasis on ethics and morality and insist that their children be indoctrinated in the values of good citizenship.
www.animalinyou.com /Bat.htm   (446 words)

Fecal pellets of these bats have shown that they feed on beetles, wasps, and their allies, ants, stone flies, plant hoppers and leafhoppers, true bugs, and cockroaches.
After catching prey, the bats return to their night roost, which is usually in an open area, to eat their catch.
The ears of the bat are relatively short (15-17 mm in height), round, and naked.
www.handsontheland.org /classroom/04/bat.html   (1555 words)

 bat - The Columbia Encyclopedia, Sixth Edition - HighBeam Research   (Site not responding. Last check: )
Some bats are solitary, living in caves, crevices, hollow trees, or attics; other species are communal, with thousands or even millions of bats roosting together in a cave or on branches in a section of forest.
Nearly all bats are nocturnal and many live in caves; although they see well, they rely primarily on their highly developed hearing, using echolocation (sonar) to avoid collisions and to capture insects in flight.
The bat order is divided on anatomical grounds into two major divisions, or suborders: the Megachiroptera, or fruit bats, found only in the Old World tropics, and the Microchiroptera, or insect-eating bats, with a worldwide distribution.
www.highbeam.com /doc/1E1:bat/bat.html?refid=ip_hf   (1010 words)

 Ancient Egypt: the Mythology - Bat
Bat is a very ancient goddess; the earliest evidence of her dates to the late Pre-Dynastic period.
Bat was the chief deity for centuries in the 7th nome of Upper Egypt.
Bat is also famously seen on a unification pectoral in which she, as a sistrum), sits between Horus and Seth.
www.egyptianmyths.net /bat.htm   (208 words)

 Bats In The Desert Southwest
Bats are unique in the animal kingdom because they are the only mammals to have evolved true flight.
Bats are often thought of as flying mice,but they are more closely related to primates, including humans, than they are to mice.
Bat "wings" are really leathery membranes stretched between the extremely elongated four "fingers" of their front feet, extending back to the outer portion of their hind legs.
www.desertusa.com /jan97/du_bats.html   (2219 words)

 Bat Printout- EnchantedLearning.com
Bats are nocturnal; they are most active at night and sleep during the day hanging upside-down.
Bats are found in all types of habitats all around the world except at the poles.
The smallest bat is the bumblebee bat (with a wingspan of 6 inches=15 cm, weighing less than a penny); the biggest bat is the flying fox bat (with a wingspan of 6 feet=1.8 m, weighing 2 pounds=1 kg).
www.enchantedlearning.com /subjects/mammals/bat/Batcoloring.shtml   (357 words)

 Baseball Bats
A light bat is easier to control, and, contrary to old-school thinking, you can hit a ball harder and farther with a light bat than with a heavy bat because you can swing a light bat much faster.
In Little League, however, light bats are not considered to be unsafe for defenders, because the players aren’t nearly as big and strong as their older counterparts.
Metal bats were introduced in the 1970s as a cost-saving alternative to wooden bats that were prone to break.
www.baseballcorner.com /batguide.asp   (2206 words)

From these echoes, the bats can determine the size of objects, how far away they are, how fast they are traveling, and even their texture—all in a split second.
Bats find shelter in caves, crevices, tree cavities, and buildings and can be found almost anywhere in the world except the polar regions and extreme deserts.
While 70 percent of all bats consume insects, there are also fruit-eating bats; nectar-eating bats; carnivorous bats that prey on small mammals, birds, lizards, and frogs; fish-eating bats; and the blood-eating vampire bats of South America.
www.npca.org /wildlife_protection/wildlife_facts/bats   (299 words)

 Bat FAQ at BestNest.com
Bats are a protected species and are considered public domain, which means that it is illegal to own, sell, or purchase bats.
Bat houses are relatively maintenance free, so you should not have to clean your bat house.
You should not evict bats during the months of June, July, or August, because there could be many younger bats that have not developed their flight abilities and are dependent on their mothers for food.
www.bestnest.com /bestnest/lc/lc_bat_faq.asp   (1588 words)

 Bats and Rabies | CDC Rabies   (Site not responding. Last check: )
However, any bat that is active by day, is found in a place where bats are not usually seen (for example, in a room in your home or on the lawn), or is unable to fly, is far more likely than others to be rabid.
However, because bats have small teeth which may leave marks that are not easily seen, there are situations in which you should seek medical advice even in the absence of an obvious bite wound.
If you see a bat in your home and you are sure no human or pet exposure has occurred, confine the bat to a room by closing all doors and windows leading out of the room except those to the outside.
www.cdc.gov /ncidod/dvrd/rabies/bats_&_rabies/bats&.htm   (1912 words)

 SSC: BAT Instrument Description
The BAT uses a two-dimensional coded aperture mask and a large area solid state detector array to detect weak bursts, and has a large FOV to detect a good fraction of bright bursts.
Since the BAT coded aperture FOV always includes the XRT and UVOT fields-of-view, long duration gamma-ray emission from the burst can be studied simultaneously with the X-ray and UV/optical emission.
The BAT has a D-shaped coded aperture mask, made of ~54,000 lead tiles (5 x 5 x 1 mm) mounted on a 5 cm thick composite honeycomb panel, which is mounted by composite fiber struts 1 meter above the detector plane.
heasarc.gsfc.nasa.gov /docs/swift/about_swift/bat_desc.html   (1496 words)

 Discovery Channel :: News :: Bats Sing Sexy Songs
While prior research suggested bat sonar calls only were used for echolocation purposes, Kazial and Masters found that female bats who listened to both female and male ultrasonic sounds could distinguish, from the noise alone, whether the call was coming from a male or a female.
According to the researchers, female bats interact mainly with other females in complex hierarchies during their lives, so that could be why they take more of an interest in echolocation sounds from their own sex.
She added, "Bats are very interesting animals that we continue to learn more about, and they should not be perceived as scary or pests.
dsc.discovery.com /news/briefs/20041025/bat.html   (633 words)

 Endangered Species Program, Bats
Bats may be the most misunderstood animals in the United States, although as consumers of enormous numbers of insects, they rank among the most beneficial.
Almost all United States bats, and 70 percent of the bat species worldwide, feed almost exclusively on insects and are thus extremely beneficial.
Of the 45 species of bats found in the continental United States, six are federally-listed as endangered under the Endangered Species Act of 1973, as amended.
www.fws.gov /endangered/bats/bats.htm   (347 words)

 San Diego Zoo's Animal Bytes: Bat
Bats are incredibly beneficial to the world’s ecosystems, and thus to people.
Bats are a crucial resident of healthy rain forest habitats.
Fishing bats fly over the surface of the water, use echolocation to find the fish, grab it with their sharp claws, and then move it into their mouth.
www.sandiegozoo.org /animalbytes/t-bat.html   (1104 words)

 fUSION Anomaly. Bats   (Site not responding. Last check: )
Bats are most abundant in the tropics, and temperate species often hibernate or migrate to warmer areas in the winter.
The brown myotis bats young when born are equivalent to a woman giving birth to a thirty pound baby.
The Honduran white bat is snow white with a yellow nose and ears.
fusionanomaly.net /bats.html   (1489 words)

Bats seem uncommon because they roost in dark habitats and come out only at night; therefore, they are rarely seen.
Bat populations are declining at an alarming level.
Studying bats allow students to consider the physical differences between the two main groups of bats, provides a means for learning to compare different animals and their features, and encourages the use of technical and scientific terminology.
www.42explore.com /bats.htm   (1208 words)

 Egypt: Bat - Ancient Cow Goddess
Bat is one of the cow goddesses, particularly of Upper Egypt.
In addition to her pre-eminent position on the Narmer Palette, she is represented in the center of a pectoral of the 12th Dynasty flaked by the two protagonists in the struggle for the Egyptian throne, Horus and Seth, in a state of reconciliation.
However, her similarity to Hathor, the cow goddess worshipped in the neighboring southern district, was so close that Bat's personal identity was not strong enough to survive being totally assimilated to her by the New Kingdom.
www.touregypt.net /godsofegypt/bat.htm   (328 words)

 RITLabs. The Bat! Email Client
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www.ritlabs.com /en/products/thebat   (165 words)

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