I recall a lovely canoe with my daughter several years ago. We canoed by the shore in the dusk, on a quiet night (no power boats!), and the bats dipped and dived overhead. We cheered them on, knowing they were eating the bugs around us. Unafraid, they have such incredible navigation systems, it was fascinating watching them.
Muskoka Bird Board lots of links to birding and nature sights!
UPDATE: Grizzly managed to capture some excellent shots- after some hard work!
I put up a bat house that seems to have location malfunction - or maybe too, too vigilant cats? I have had not takers, which is fine as natural shelters are working for them. This one was visiting the carport.
My blogger friends celebrate wildlife in so many ways. They are my inspiration. I follow many in awe. I highlight a few memorable (and findable) posts here:
- EG - photographed a kingfisher
- Fishing Guy - whose has so much more depth than his lakes with deer spotting
- Griz's tales of Delightful damsels not so much in distress!
- Jayne's brilliant metamorphosis photos
- Jain - the admirable veggie gardener, poet, photographer, cooked a summer soundtrack with aural gourmet qualities. (The best was her antibug harvesting suit - but I can't find it!)
- Jennifer Schlick's Indigo bunting - an amazing teacher-naturalist in NY, but her ground bee video was amazing, too!
- Judy's goslings told me were kindred spirits, but her flowers are amazing!
- Gaelyn -geopgypsy's amazing canyon shots, Park Ranger extrodinaire
- Bondi Resort - their twin deer were precious (Nancy writes poetry, as I do!)
- Ontario Wander - whose eagle-eye found a rare species of 'house frog'
- Weaver - whose English farm tours delight me, flaura and fauna delight me!
- Ohio Birder's - yellow warbler
- Senior Hiker George- whose skywatch posts amaze me
I had limited success, unless you have an eagle eye. You'll have to rewind. I shall work on this challenge another time!
For a terrific couple of bat photos visit the Sycamore Canyon's post. The bats are visiting a hummingbird feeder!
Bill Bat Boy has some interesting information about bats on his website.
And last year's post. Bats in our Belfry