Last night I went out to view this speckled sunset, and got a second treat as well. For years now I haven’t seen any of the bats that used to dart around over my pond in the evening sky. I had read many accounts of how bat colonies across North America have been getting wiped out by the White Nose Fungus. Although I didn’t think that the White Nose Fungus had reached BC, I was pretty concerned because I wasn’t seeing any of the bats I used to see.
However last night as I was watching the pinkish sunset, I saw a pair of bats erratically flying through the sky feeding on insects. It was very gratifying to watch them once again. I guess that on all the other evenings I had gone out to look for them, they were elsewhere feeding.
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