So the cuttledog and I were walking, just a bit ago, and there were bats!
There used to be bats aplenty, every evening walk we took, but then the white-nose fungus hit. The bats disappeared. I’ve seen no bats at all, or one or two bats at most on any given night, for years. Tonight, I may have seen 6. At most 2 at a time, so it could have been as few as 2, but considering size and location, I think I saw 6 bats tonight, which I have not in years! Yes, they may be the tail end of a vanishing species… but I hope these beautiful sweeties are the vanguard of the white-nose fungus resistant bat resurrection!
And of course the song I had going through my head this evening…
Just for the record… I remembered it wrong! I clearly, and wrongly, remembered “one, batty-batty, two, batty-batty, something something something else” But damn, the Count rocks!