Photo: Andrea Janda, Malayan Flying Fox, aka Pteropus vampyrus (Some rights reserved)
Bat Week – batweek.org – is an annual, international celebration of the role of bats in nature. The celebration is organized by a team of representatives from across the United States and Canada from conservation organizations and government departments.
Bat Week is an international, annual celebration designed to raise awareness about the need for bat conservation. Bats are amazing creatures that are vital to the health of our natural world and economy. Although we may not always see them, bats are hard at work all around the world each night – eating tons of insects, pollinating flowers, and spreading seeds that grow new plants and trees.
- Some bats eat insects that destroy crops and spread disease.
- Some bats pollinate plants, like agave.
- Bats help spread seeds to grow new plants.