West Virginia bats are beneficial for the entire population of our great state because they eat insects and pollinate plants and play an important role in keeping ecosystems healthy and in balance. West Virginia myths are associated with West Virginia bats, such
as the saying “blind as a bat.” This isn’true. West Virginia bats can see quite well. Another myth is that West Virginia bats get caught in people’s hair. They don’t, nor are West Virginia bats destructive pests like rats and mice. In fact, a colony of West Virginia bats could cut down on unwanted mosquitoes around your house and help keep your garden free of insects.
West Virginia bats are useful animals and the best protection for them is for us to learn more about them. West Virginia bats have been around a long time, since the age of dinosaurs. Ancient West Virginia bats resembled those living today. Except for the most extreme desert and Polar Regions, West Virginia bats today live in almost every kind of habitat worldwide.
West Virginia bats have some amazing abilities: Mexican free-tailed West Virginia bats can fly 10,000 feet high. Townsend’s-big eared West Virginia Bats can pluck insects from foliage. Hibernating little brown West Virginia Bats can stop breathing for almost an hour during hibernation to reduce their energy needs. Fishing West Virginia Bats have an echolocation system so sophisticated they can detect a minnow’s fin as fine as a human hair. The Honduran white West Virginia Bats, a colorful snow-white bat with yellow nose and ears, cuts large leaves to make “tents” to protect its small colonies from drenching jungle rains.
West Virginia Bats eat a variety of foods from flower nectar to fish, small mammals, and
insects. West Virginia Bats also come in an array of colors and sizes and shapes. The spotted West Virginia Bats, which lives in Texas, is black a white patch on each shoulder and the rump. Other kinds of West Virginia Bats have patterns so bright they are called butterfly West Virginia Bats. Some West Virginia Bats have long angora-like fur varying in color from red to black and white. The bumblebee bat of Thailand weighs less than a penny. Some of the large West Virginia Bats known as flying foxes such as those living in Indonesia have wingspans up to 6 feet. Flying foxes live only in tropical and subtropical areas including Australia and eat primarily fruit and nectar.