All About Bats

October is Bat Appreciation Month. April 17 is International Bat Appreciation Day.

October is Bat Appreciation Month.

During October, we celebrate the often misunderstood and feared bat. But you shouldn't be afraid of bats.

April 17 is International Bat Appreciation Day.

International Bat Appreciation Day is a designated day to start observing bats in their natural habitats.  Springtime marks the end of the long hibernation season for bats, and this holiday marks the perfect time to start observing the animal in their natural habitats.

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All About Bats, Part 6 | Making It Grow
All About Bats, Part 6 | Making It Grow

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In this final segment, Susan Loeb, a research ecologist stationed at the University of Clemson, joins host Amanda McNulty to discuss more in depth about the connection between bats and the Coronavirus...
All About Bats, Part 5 | Making It Grow
All About Bats, Part 5 | Making It Grow

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Host Amanda McNulty of the Clemson Extension continues her discussion with Jennifer Kindel, a wildlife biologist at the Department of Natural Resources, about bats. In this clip, Jennifer describes...
All About Bats, Part 4 | Making It Grow
All About Bats, Part 4 | Making It Grow

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In this segment, Amanda McNulty of the Clemson Extension continues her discussion with Jennifer Kindel, a wildlife biologist at the Department of Natural Resources, about bats. Jennifer talks about...
All About Bats, Part 3 | Making It Grow
All About Bats, Part 3 | Making It Grow

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Host Amanda McNulty of the Clemson Extension continues her discussion with Jennifer Kindel, a wildlife biologist at the Department of Natural Resources, about bats. Bats face a number of diseases and...
All About Bats, Part 2 | Making It Grow
All About Bats, Part 2 | Making It Grow

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In this segment, Amanda McNulty of the Clemson Extension continues her discussion with Jennifer Kindel, a wildlife biologist at the Department of Natural Resources, about bats. Bats are the only...
All About Bats, Part 1 | Making It Grow
All About Bats, Part 1 | Making It Grow

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Amanda McNulty of the Clemson Extension hosts this edition of Making It Grow. This episode is all about the bat- an often-misunderstood animal. Jennifer Kindel, a wildlife biologist at the Department...
Introduction to Pollinators
Introduction to Pollinators

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Students will learn what pollinators are, why they are important, and some examples of who these pollinators are. Students will be able to identify how pollination occurs and important crops that are...

Red Bat | The Cove Forest
Red Bat | The Cove Forest

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(Lasiurus borealis) This bat is one of the most beautiful bats in the US. Red bats roost in trees and shrubs during the day. Moths are one of their preferred prey items.
Eastern Pipistrelle Bat | The Cove Forest
Eastern Pipistrelle Bat | The Cove Forest

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The pipistrelle is the smallest bat in the southern US. This is one of the most common bats in the cove forest. This bat is a very early evening feeder and tends to feed at treetop levels.