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Attracting bats to your yard


Bats help us control pests. In fact, some species feast on as many as 1,000 mosquitoes an hour while other dine on thousands of pest beetles and moths a night. There are more than 1,000 species of bats in the world. All of these bats make up about a quarter of all mammals in existence. Bats help many plants: Hundreds of plant species rely on the pollinating and seed dispersal services of bats including bananas, avocados and mangos. Bats are the most diverse group of mammals: The smallest weighs less than a penny and the largest has a wingspan of up to six feet. Bats are the only mammal that can truly fly. Continue reading

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