So this evening I’ve been watching the pipistrelle bats racing around. I love bats, ever since the ‘batman’ came to show my brownie pack some injured ones when I was about 7.
Bats get a bad press in literature, but in many cultures they were seen as protective.
Just to be absolutely sure, they’re not blind, nor do they get tangled up in hair.
In Britain seeing a bat at twilight is sign of good weather in the morning (one indoors signifies rain).
A bat in the house brings good fortune, and in Shropshire it’s considered bad luck (and obviously now illegal) to kill one.
Anyway, despite all of this I can’t get a shot of them for this post.
So I’m going to cheat and resort to this in-depth report below… 🙂