Blog Tags: bats

Enter to Win a Copy of Bats in Trouble!

Today is the last day of International Bat Week 2017 and to celebrate, I am offering 10 free copies of Bats in Trouble in a Goodreads giveaway! This story is great for young readers, aged...

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Batty for Bat Boxes

I’ve gone a bit batty recently, but I’m happy to say I’m not the only one. Bats seem to make the news almost every week and more people are aware of the perils they...

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How Do Wind Turbines Work?

In Bats in Trouble, Tyler explains wind energy in a very simple way: “It’s the opposite of a fan,” he says. “A fan uses energy to make wind, but a turbine uses wind to...

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Batty Recipes to Celebrate Bat Week

Why are people so worried about bats? Well, do you like strawberries, mangoes, almonds, carrots, bananas, oranges, sunflower seeds, cashews, or avocadoes? Do you like chocolate? Bats help farmers, growers and harvesters bring these foods to...

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Five Fast Facts for Friday: Wind Energy

  My new book for young readers, Bats in Trouble, is about the conflict between bats and wind turbines. I had to learn a lot about wind energy before I started writing the story...

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It’s a Dangerous World

It’s not easy being a bat – there are dangers everywhere. Bats are often eaten by hawks and owls, and sometimes by raccoons and weasels that sneak up on them when they’re sleeping. There...

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Blind as a Bat?

We’ve all heard the description ‘as blind as a bat’ – but how blind is a bat, really? I mean, bats hunt insects with better accuracy and success than I have with a fly...

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It’s Bat Week!

What’s better than a day to celebrate bats? How about an entire week to focus on these tiny superheroes! To get the week started, here’s a short video with some cool facts (and great...

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Five (More) Fast Facts for Friday: Bats

Bats exist on every continent except Antarctica (just like ospreys!), and there are many amazing different species. One quarter – yes, 25% – of all known mammal species are bats. There are 1293 species...

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Five Fast Facts for Friday: Bats

My enthusiasm for bats always seems to raise a few eyebrows. Most people don’t see them as the misunderstood, hardworking heroes of the ecosystem, like I do. Are you a skeptic, too? Here are...

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Book Launch in October

It’s time to release a new book out into the wild! I hope you’ll join me for the launch of Bats in Trouble on Thursday, October 19, 7:00 – 8:30 pm at Owl’s Nest...

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