I'm a professional bat lecturer and veteran BCI (Bat Conservation International) member. I try to spread the word every chance I get about how great bats are for mankind.
My work as a volunteer conductor on the underground railroad for displaced Central IL bats has allowed me to take a plethora of great bat pics over the years too. BTW, in case you were wondering, I've never met a bat that was ugly!
I count my blessings daily for the occasional instances where I get to work with and learn from these fascinating furry flyers.
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Yours in bat conservation,
Dr. Todd W. Austin