Thursday, June 16, 2016

The Batty Sheep Lady

I've been noticing a row of black "rice" at the barn entrance.  Seemed an odd place for mice so I googled bat poop and sure enough, our bats are back :-D.

They are definitely living behind the barn quilt.  I saw three leave the other night at 9:25.  They whoosh, whoosh, whooshed out from the bottom at Top Speed.  Just fascinating!  I'd love to catch a video of that, but it's too dark.  Hopefully there are more than three, but three is better than none if not.  

Bullwinkle and I camped out in the barn last night.  Blossom aka BaBa has pretty willingly volunteered to be the auntie again this year.  We all had some vanilla wafers (probably her main motivation ;-) before bed and it all went pretty well.  The end is near :'-(.


Alice said...

Bats are wonderful for the habitat !!! Hope they find lots to eat!!!
Hope Bullwinkle transitions easily to barn living. Having momma nearby is just the best!!!

Jenny Glen said...

Love how sweet and stress free the transitions are for your lambs

Cheryl West said...

How fortunate to have your own resident bats. I hope you notice far fewer mosquitoes.
Blossom is a sweet sheep to be an "auntie" and you are never far from your wooly family.

Terry and Linda said...

I love bats! I always look for them here!


RMK said...

Try counting them in the early morning when they come back. You've got to get up early, but sometimes they make multiple "passes" at the opening before they "catch" and crawl in. :) Yes, our bats are back too, but I haven't counted them yet.

sophy0075 said...

Good for Auntie Blossom! As for the bats, is there a way to encourage them to take up residence? I'm all for natural anti-mosquito methods.

LannieK said...

Yea for bats! Glad they're back. I am sure we have them, but I don't have a beautiful barn quilt for them to sleep behind ~
Blossom is the BEST Auntie ~ and you are the best lambie mum!

thecrazysheeplady said...

I was out there one early morning last summer and saw them head in. I just love to watch them. Thanks for reminding me!

thecrazysheeplady said...

I don't think there's a way to draw them in other than not taking down the quilt square and hoping they multiply or bring friends. The quilt square is looking ratty, but it's a good trade for some cool bats :-).


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