S1E3 Myth-Understood: Busting Bat Myths

Belief…belief is an interesting thing. Some of our beliefs are very close to our hearts, untouchable, unchangeable. Some of our beliefs are more flexible, changing if you have some kind of evidence or experience that can convince you otherwise. Belief can be harmless and belief can be harmful. Belief can be truth and it can be myth.

This week, we are going off format in the first of an intermittent series we are calling Myth-Understood in which we explore commonly believed myths about different misunderstood animals and examine the truth behind the legends. This week we focus on an animal that has been the victim of superstition and fear for thousands of years.

Despite what many believe, these creatures are extremely important to our everyday lives. Dollar for dollar, they are worth more than Elon Musk, they hold secrets of aging, rejuvenate the rainforest, and they’re the most essential ingredient… of a Margarita.

As promised, here is a resource where you can find out everything you need to know about White-Nose Syndrome

And here are a few links to organizations you can either donate your money or time (or both!) to:

Organization for Bat Conservation #SaveTheBats

and here is some information on Citizen Science opportunities they have put out.

Bat Conservation International


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