Tomorrow Is International Bat Appreciation Day

Created by Bob Helmbrecht, collection development librarian

International Bat Appreciation Day is celebrated each year on April 17. The day was started by the organization Bat Conservation International as a way to help raise awareness of the value of bats. While many people are afraid of bats, they are an important part of a healthy ecosystem, both as pollinators and consumers of insects.

You can learn more about bats, and about supporting them, in a number of books in the Library’s collections:

Once you’ve learned more about bats, you might want to add some bat houses to your property!