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America's Neighborhood Bats: Understanding and Learning to Live in Harmony with Them 2nd Edition
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The book includes several other interesting chapters besides identification. It shows how bats navigate with radar. It addresses the many negative myths of bats, it explains how beneficial bats are in nature. If you want or need to know anything at all about these interesting creatures, THIS is the book and Merlin Tuttle is the expert to seek out. And even if you only need to know enough about bats to humanely evict them from your belfry, this book comes with even that information!
The author has dedicated his life to these interesting mammals. Even without knowing that fact, you can see from the entertaining way Mr Tuttle writes, how much he cares. All of his books are excellent. Check them all out!
This book opened my eyes to how beneficial bats really are. It talks about the facts, myths and misconceptions about bats... what's true, what's not. It tells what to do if a bat comes into your house, and how to evict them if they have taken up residence in your attic or somewhere else you don't want them to be.
The book is well-written and an "easy" read. It has lots of good photos, and tells about some of the different species of bats and where they live. I recommend it for older children (maybe 10 and up) and adults. Well worth the money.
This is a great primer on what bats are, how they help us, and how we can help them. I'm sorry to say that BCI no longer offers this in their online catalogue, but you can still order it from Amazon. The photographs (Tuttle uses falconry techniques to capture what have become very familiar pictures of bats in flight)are captivating. Because this is a short and basic book, anyone interested in bats will find it necessary to do a little more in-depth research. As a layperson who would still like more detail, the text is a little too brief.
One problem with the physical book itself is that the binding is not that great, and several of my pages have come unglued.
There is no way to overstate bats' importance to the planet. They save countries--including the US--billions of dollars a year in pest control. They pollenate plants that sustain us, and they are barometers of the Earth's health.
Unfortunately, North American bats are now facing a new and devastating challenge in White Nose Syndrome, a fungal disease that interrupts hibernation. When they wake up, they exit caves to find food (not available in the winter) and they freeze or starve to death.Read more ›
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Very informative and useful information. Habitat and bat ID are covered very thoroughly. People that are repulsed by bats should read this book to gain new insight on the... Read morePublished 20 months ago by Slowhand
One of the best and least expensive guides to bats available. Photos of 6 of our 7 bat species in Minnesota are included. Dr. Read morePublished on April 6, 2014 by Stephanie J Reynolds
I enjoyed the book on bats. It will be great when I set up a bat house in my yard.Published on June 12, 2013 by Susan Wernett
want to learn about taking care on those pesky insects around the house. get the bat book and learn about them. Read morePublished on April 19, 2010 by Fred Stephen