Live Bats!

This is a treat: every fall Rob Mies, the director of the Organization for Bat Conservation, visits the Denver Museum of Nature and Science and brings some bats with him. They’re misunderstood (they’re a cornerstone in many ecosystems as they eat insects, pollenate, and spread seeds) and actually kinda cute. This gal, a flying fox bat, is almost 3 feet tall.

Happy Halloween(ish)!