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    leydab's excellent bats flew in yesterday. I think that you agree that they are wonderful.

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    I agree, leydab's bats are excellent!

    LOVE the grin on the first one.
    That sleeping bat looks so comfy, I want to sneak up and tickle him/her.
    Is that a White Collar Fruit Bat? Good job!
    And the last bat is so cute. That pose you drew it in almost makes it look like a baby Koala...Adorable!

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    I second what Vicki says, leydab. Your bats are great!
    "The only thing necessary for the triumph of evil is for good men to do nothing" - E. Burke I have a new address as of 6/2020 so be sure to ask for it!

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    Here's a Zen Bat that I made for the Zen Animals swap but missed the deadline.

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    I have learned that you can buy bat houses for your yard and they will live in them and eat the mosquitoes. I really never paid much attention to bats until this swap, I don’t think I have seen them in the wild. I love all wildlife. I have a creek beside my house, perhaps I need a bat house.

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    Here are 4 ATCs for the Swap

    Here are 4 ATCs for the Swap

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    Here are 3 more ATCs for the swap

    Here are 3 more ATCs for the swap

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    Seascape131 - your bats are wonderful. I love them all.

    I'm sure that you have seen bats in the wild - you just didn't know you were seeing bats. Go out by the creek at dusk. Bats will be flying around just over the surface of the water. Their flight is erratic because they are swooping down to catch those mosquitoes. Let us know if you spot any bats. I'm sure they would be most appreciative of a house.

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    Bat houses are for sale on line...or you can easily build your own.
    And there are some venders on line who sell "bat scent" to attract bats to the bat houses.
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    I had no idea there was such a thing as a bat house, I will go out at dusk and see if I see any, there are several places in my area I can go look, I had no idea that they were so soft to touch, I think they have had much undeserved press too, as I said before I love all the wild life.

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    Vicki Z bats have a very unique scent, or rather it is their guano (poop) that has a recognizable odor. Because bats roost in colonies with lots of bodily contact, and they will stay in the same location year after year, the guano collects in piles beneath them. I often wonder about their “toilet habits” in these colonies because they hang by their feet with the head down. Anyway, in some places guano is collected by people because it an especially rich fertilizer. And talking about the odor, once when I was in a castle in Ireland and another time inside a pyramid in Egypt, I could tell there were bats there because of the smell. But I had never heard of somebody selling bat scent.

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    Mine are done and will be going in the mail as soon as we return to Medford in a few days.

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    Last 3. Seascape131, I think we had the same Pinterest inspiration for one of ours

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    Great cards Ancient Planter. I am looking forward to seeing them in person.

    Have you read the book "Steal Like an Artist"? The premise is that it is okay to use the art of others as inspiration, and so it should be okay to use the same inspiration as Seascape131. An awful lot of bat cards I made are based on photos that I have seen on line or in books.

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    It looks like the last 3 aren't visible here for some reason. They were there when I first did it. Oh well. Here they are again:

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    "The only thing necessary for the triumph of evil is for good men to do nothing" - E. Burke I have a new address as of 6/2020 so be sure to ask for it!

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    As my inspiration I chose some of my favorite bat characters ( I hope that is a suitable interpretation of the theme, Jo). See if you recognize any of them.
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    We live just outside of Austin, TX which is very proud to be the home of the world's largest urban bat colony. They can be seen in several places around town but the epicenter is the Congress Avenue Bridge in downtown Austin.

    Check out this link for some info and pics. https://www.austinbats.org/ They are truly a sight to behold!

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    Theweavershand - Your cards are great, thanks for sharing. I fell in love with Stellaluna. That is one of my FAVORITE books. I have my own copy and I have given it as a gift to an adult friend as well as two of my granddaughters when they turned 4. I also own a colony of stuffed toy bats, and Stellaluna is part of the group.

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    Mine were mailed to you today.

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    Here's a full moon with bats that you were waiting for!

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