Bat Zone

Bat Conservancy offers year end sponsorships

December 30, 2010 // 0 Comments

Rob Mies, director and co-founder of the Organization for Bat Conservation (OBC) in Michigan, said that it’s been a busy year, filled with exciting successes and some challenges. “Our family of rescued animals at the Bat Zone has grown significantly in 2010,” Mies reported. “A colony of 25 vampire bats arrived in the spring from Chicago Zoological Society’s [...]

Surprise lessons show beauty of bats

December 31, 2009 // 0 Comments

“Bat man” Dale Smart feeds a bat mealworms while the audience at Wild Birds Unlimited looks on. “Is he trying to kill you?” was one question offered by a youngster during a presentation on bats held at Wild Birds Unlimited, 5426 Northland Drive, Grand Rapids. The question came while youngsters and adults were able to admire first-hand a number of bats at a [...]