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Day 3. Bat! Of #mabsdrawlloweenclub Swipe for cuteness 👉 It’s 10:30pm here on the Australian coast and I’ve just finished! It’s been beautiful Spring weather and I’ve been getting up early with so much passion in my heart and creating aaalll day! There’s a couple prompts Im going to miss with some large jobs on the go this week but with lots of pre planning the end of the month should be packed! 🦉 Also I’m all booked in for Viva La Gong on the 9th of November as well as The Makers Market at Wollongong University Innovation Campus on the 30th of November. Everything I make up until then will be listed on my website but the shop will be closed on those two days with remaining dolls re-listed the following days 😊 🦇 A random fact for you guys: I love bats!! In Australia we mostly have mega bats! Which don’t use sonar but have beautiful big eyes that they use to see/ eat fruit 🍇 Fruit bats sleep in trees and make everything stinky but they are the cutest! Also sometime they poop on your car after eating mulberries 😭 #dollmaker #bat #cutebat #plushbat #feltbat #batfacts #batdoll #greybat #pinkbat #handsewn #handmade #handstitched #fibreartist #dollartist #feltart
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Day 31: Australian Ghost Bat (Macroderma gigas)⁠ 🦇⁠ Boo! Happy Halloween! This bat likes its scares. These bats hunt using an ambush or perch hunting strategy - they hang from a perch, listening and watching for their prey and then they swoop in to grab it. Prey items include vertebrates such as lizards, frogs, birds, rodents and even other bats! ⁠ 🦇⁠ Unfortunately, this bat seems to be in decline, with its geographic range severely reduced compared to historical measures. This bat's preference for large prey items such as amphibians suggest a role for the invasive cane toad in the bat's decline. Cane toads secrete toxins which probably negatively affect the bats, with even observations of a dead bat still with a cane toad in its mouth. ⁠ 🦇⁠ Photo by Ariana Ananda⁠ 🦇⁠ [Pale colored bat with large, rounded noseleaf, long ears joined just above the forehead and large, black colored eyes]⁠ 🦇⁠ ⁠#31BatsOfHalloween #ghostbat #cute #skypuppy #naturalhistory #bats #batsofinstagram #cutenotcreepy #batsarecool #savethebats #ecology #animals #wildlifebiology #wildlifeplanet #planetearth #wildlifephotography #batty #batlife #batsarentscary #conservation #research #batfacts #australia#batweek #batweek2019⁠ #halloween #happyhalloween #ghost⁠ ⁠ ⁠ ⁠
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Can't wait to serve up ALL the bat facts in 'Amara and the Bats' my author-illustrator debut out on July 20th @simonkids ! 🦇❤ All about a little girl who LOVES bats and collecting bat facts, bat conservation, re-wilding, community action, and finding hope in the face of climate anxiety. Cannot WAIT! US edition pre-orders and open now, link in my bio 😊 . #AmaraAndTheBats #BatFacts #SaveTheBats
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Autumn is the mating season for bats in the UK, but amongst our 17 resident species, a variety of mating strategies are employed. 🦇 . Male greater horseshoe bats hold territories in underground sites, where they are visited by a number of different females. Male common pipistrelles have to work a bit harder! They defend a mating area and attract females by performing ‘song flights’ - flying whilst emitting special social calls. Bechstein’s bat is a ‘swarming’ species. Swarming is assumed to be a promiscuous mating system where males and females from many colonies congregate at the entrances to underground sites and perform spectacular chases. . No matter how bats find a mate, fertilisation of the egg is delayed until spring, with female bats storing sperm in their reproductive tract throughout their winter hibernation! . 📸 Bechstein’s bats in a chase © Frank Greenaway . #bats #batconservation #batfacts #mammals #vincentwildlifetrust
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Hello little bat Hiding in your tree I stand in awe of your great home It’s absolutely lovely You must find comfort there Safe there in the leaves I wish you saw what I saw The dangers underneath. You see, little bat, Men in orange suits will come They want to destroy your home I’ll do my best to help you, but I worry I’m alone. You see, little bat, A virus has taken my people So I struggle to make them see The impact we have on you everyday Mostly, unknowingly. I worry little bat. For on the lungs this virus does not feed, I speak not of the one they call COVID But the one that I speak of, is greed. The rich they want more and more And convince us we need the same So we support them, those clowns in charge It really is a shame See, the blues want a brand new train set, and they always get what they want No matter what, they cut and chop Or Boris will throw a strop. I’m so sorry little bat. I hope you will survive. For others do think like me And fight to keep you alive. Don’t lose hope little bat. There is so much more to see. We will try to rebuild your great, great home. It was absolutely lovely. - - 🦇🦇🦇 Send us in your poetry! — Poem by @kinseysoph #stophs2 #batsnotbailiffs #savethebats #bats #batfacts #biodiversity #nature #climatechange #extinctionrebellion #hs2rebellion
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🦇 MCFARLANE TOYS UNVEILS GOTHAM KNIGHTS FIGURES 🦇 The good folks at @mcfarlane_toys_official have revealed their next line of DC multiverse figures, this time drawing inspiration from the world of gaming, specifically @wbgames upcoming Gotham Knights game. The figures, inspired by the apparently Batman-less Batman game, will contain figures of Nightwing, Red Hood, Batgirl and Robin, but none of the Dark Knight himself. There also doesn’t appear to be a build-a-figure for this wave of figures. Like the game, the figures have been given no set release date beyond 2022. What do you think?? Personally, I like Red Hood’s finger guns! I assume he’s winking under there. 🔌 For more on Batman and Video Games, check out BatFacts Episode 12 on YouTube! (YouTube.com/BatFacts or link in bio) 🔌 #Batman #BatFacts #TheBatman #DCComics #DCFanDome #GothamKnights #WBGames #WBGamesMontreal #Robin #Nightwing #RedHood #BatGirl #Arkham #BatmanNews #BatmanFans #McFarlaneToys #ActionFigureNews #Toys #ActionFigures #FingerGuns
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• There are over 1400 species of bats in the world, Bats can live more than 30 years & fly at speeds of 60 miles per hour (or more!). ... Bats can find their food in total darkness. ... Bats can eat up to 1,200 mosquitoes an hour. ... Baby bats are called pups! • • • • #bats #batwings #batfacts #fact #animalfacts #ring #rings #silver #jewellery #jewelry #handmade #ring #rings #silverring #sterlingsilver #handmade #resin #waxcarved #lostwaxcasting #handmadeisbest #hernebay #kent #Halloween #spooky #dark #batlover #batwatch #wings
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Posted @withregram@batbnb Talk about natural pest control! 70% of the 1,400 species of bats are insectivores. No turkey and stuffing for the bats today. 🦃⁠ ⁠ Have a batty day! ⁠ ⁠ (These percentages are approximates)⁠ .⁠ .⁠ .⁠ .⁠ .⁠ .⁠ .⁠ .⁠ .⁠ #turkeyday #fiest #thanksgiving #thankfulforbats #thanksbats #savethebats #bateducation #didyouknow #batfacts #food #batfood #lovebats #holidays #celebrate #bats #givethanks
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Talk about natural pest control! 70% of the 1,400 species of bats are insectivores. No turkey and stuffing for the bats today. 🦃⁠ ⁠ Have a batty day! ⁠ ⁠ (These percentages are approximates)⁠ .⁠ .⁠ .⁠ .⁠ .⁠ .⁠ .⁠ .⁠ .⁠ #turkeyday #feast #thanksgiving #thankfulforbats #thanksbats #savethebats #bateducation #didyouknow #batfacts #food #batfood #lovebats #holidays #celebrate #bats #givethanks
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Jamaican fruit-eating bat (Artibeus jamaicensis): I’ve been playing around with wider angles on bat release photos to incorporate habitat/landscape/night sky. This bat was captured and released at the Lamanai Archaeological Reserve in Orange Walk Belize as part of a collaborative research project organized by the American Museum of Natural History and Brock Fenton. The Jaguar Temple is in background in photo left and the full moon is visible as a blurry white blob above the bat photo right. As the name implies, Jamaican fruit-eating bats eat fruit, but also supplement their diet with insects, pollen, and nectar. They are very common through much of their range and are seed dispersers of fruit and nuts. The species range extends from northern South America, up through all of Central America and into central Mexico. They extend east throughout the Caribbean islands, including their namesake Jamaica.
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Did you know that male bats produce honking calls to attract females? These species have unique physical characteristics including, a large head with an enlarged rostrum, larynx, and lips, which allows them to make calls during the mating season. Photo credit: Merlintuttle.org
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