Kids & Nature Connections | Fear of bats is natural, unnecessary

Submitted on Tue, 07/10/2018 - 13:59

I used to be scared of bats. Let’s be honest, their tiny faces can be terrifying at first glance. On top of that, plenty of myths about bats fed my fears.

But the truth is, once I learned a little bit about them, I realized they are some of the coolest creatures on earth. They rarely pose a threat to humans. In fact, if you hate mosquitos, you should probably love bats! Now, I think seeing a bat at dusk is a treat.

Here in North Central Washington, we’ve had a few encounters with bats in the last month. Learning a little bit about bats together might help families avoid negative experiences with bats in the future, and appreciate these tiny flying creatures for the wonders they are.

Read the entire article here in the Wenatchee World