Live Bats in the Discovery Lab

Posted by Laurie Sullivan at 5/13/2013

DSC04804Local bat expert Leslie Sturges visited Barrett with two live bats!The third graders learned many fascinating facts about bats and how important bats are to plants and animals, including people. We also learned about the devastation of white-nose syndrome on the bat population here in Virginia. http://whitenosesyndrome.org/about-white-nose-syndrome. You can read about Sturges’ organization, The Save Lucy (a Little Brown Bat) Campaign here: http://savelucythebat.org Do you see the tiny bat in Leslie’s hand below?DSC04785DSC04790DSC04794DSC04799DSC04783DSC04784DSC04830Bat eating a mealworm.