Sunday, June 29, 2014

Bat Season

For seven years this was Bat Season at our house...last two weeks in June through the first week in July.  Bats came to our house....just for a few evenings.  But that is quite enough...or should I say too much.  They would usually visit two or three nights in a row...then go away.  Sometimes there were only three or four and one year there were about two dozen.  There may have been more.  Sometimes Bill would not tell me about them.  He became quite good at getting them out of the house.  Either the ceiling fans would knock them down to the floor or he/we would use a broom.  Then with a gloved hand he would escort them out the door.  I have been home alone a few times and had to do it myself.  I don't like it.  Nor do I like him to be out of town during the season.  But he is...right now.

They didn't visit last year.  And they haven't been this year....yet.  We don't know why they were ever here in the first place so we have no idea what happened to them.

But, just in case, I am going to honor Bat Season by sharing pictures of a couple of my favorite bats.

I made this bat pin last fall for a young friend.  Easy and quick to make and a nice Halloween touch.

And on Christmas Eve I found this on my front porch....a gift from a neighbor.  He still hangs on the porch protecting us from his friends...I hope.