When talking about artificial light pollution, it is important to understand that not all species are affected the same way. While woodland bats, like the Lesser horseshoe bat (pictured), avoid lights when foraging at night, even if it means finding less food or being exposed to predators, other species enjoy lights as an easy way to hunt bugs.
Bat Conservation International As light pollution increases, it is important to learn and educate others about its possible effects on the world around us. We hope to shed some light on issues surrounding artificial lighting, bats and ways you can reduce your impact. Join us on Facebook and Twitter @batconintl to learn more about next month’s theme on the Scopes trial and the evolution of bats. In the meantime, stay batty!