July 24, 2019

Butte County’s bats: An ally for farmers.

The flying animals help everyone with pest control by feasting on a horde of insects, including potentially harmful and disease ridden mosquitoes. On top of that, bat experts say these flying mammals provide several benefits for local agriculture.


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July 12, 2019

These nighttime insect eaters will keep you from going bats.

What flies at night, can eat its own weight in bugs, and is the fastest mammal on Earth?


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July 05, 2019

A deadly fungus is killing millions of bats in the U.S. Now it’s in California.

A mysterious fungus that has killed millions of bats in the eastern United States and left caves littered with their tiny carcasses has arrived in Northern California and appears poised to spread throughout the state, according to officials.


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July 03, 2019

Reservations Available for 2019 Bat Night Tours.

The bats have returned! The California Department of Fish and Wildlife’s Yolo Bypass Wildlife Area is welcoming back the largest colony of Mexican free-tailed bats in California. The bats return each summer to give birth to their young and soar over the floodplain in a nightly bug-eating bonanza.


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May 29, 2019

Two bats test positive for rabies in Tulare County. Here’s what you should know.

Two bats in Tulare County have tested positive for rabies this month, prompting Tulare County health officials to issue a warning to the public on Wednesday.


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Yosemite has a big plan for 2019. It includes traffic fixes — and mountain lion poop.

Dogs trained to smell mountain lion poop. Studying fungus on cliffs to protect bats. Reintroducing endangered bighorn sheep and frogs. Keeping old apple orchards alive in Yosemite Valley.

These are just a few of dozens of projects happening behind the scenes in Yosemite National Park.


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May 24, 2019

Bat with rabies found at Santa Barbara Zoo, and now the giraffes are quarantined.

A bat with rabies was recently found in the giraffe barn at the Santa Barbara Zoo, according to a news release from the zoo.


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April 17, 2019

Photos: Bat Appreciation Day.

April 17 is national Bat Appreciation Day. Bats are often misunderstood creatures, so we reached out to Mary Jean "Corky" Quirk of Northern California Bats Rescue and Education. Quirk delivers presentations about Napa County bats each October at the Carolyn Parr Nature Center in Napa, and she shared some bat fun facts to mark this April holiday.


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March 28, 2019

Fighting for air, mathematical mayhem, and beguiling bats: Books in brief.

Bats: An Illustrated Guide to All Species
Marianne Taylor and Merlin D. Tuttle Ivy (2019).


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January 17, 2019

Protecting Bats Ahead Of Bridge Project.

Jamestown, CA — There will be traffic delays next week on Highway 108/49 as Caltrans takes steps toward preventing bats from taking residence at a bridge ahead of work planned for the summer.


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