#InternationalBatNight #InternationalBatWeekend #Batfest 28th August – 31st September. A slightly longer than a month celebration of Bats kicks of with #InternationalBatNight. I will feature your bat poems, artwork photography, and setting myself the challenge of writing a bat sonnet a day. Anybody written bat poems they would love me to feature on my blog? Please include an up to date, short, third person bio with your contribution. Here are the first eighteen day themes:

bats anjumBat by Palma -Anjum Wasim Dar 28th Bats And Coronavirus 29th Alcathoe bat (Myotis alcathoe) 30th. Mexican Free-tailed Bat (fastest mammal) 31. Barbastelle bat (Barbastella barbastellus) 1. Giant Golden-crowned Flying Fox (The Largest) 2. Bechstein’s bat (Myotis bechsteinii) 3. Honduran White Bat (The Tent Maker) 4. Brandt’s bat (Myotis brandtii) 5. Ghost Bat (False Vampire) 6. Brown long-eared bat (Plecotus auritus) 7. Common pipistrelle bat (Pipistrellus pipistrellus) 8. Kitti’s Hog-nosed bat (The Smallest) 9. Daubenton’s bat (Myotis daubentonii) 10. Great Bullfrog Bat (Gone Fishing) 11. Greater horseshoe bat (Rhinolophus ferrumequinum) 12. Wrinkle-Faced Bat (Fantastic Face) 13. Grey long-eared bat (Plecotus austriacus) 14. Little Bent-Winged Bats (Snake Food)

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  1. Hi Paul,
    Here is a bat poem I wrote for International Bat Night back in 2008:

    “The Vampire Bat”
    (Raanana, August 28, 2008)

    A soft trilling in the top leaves of tall trees
    As a tiny vampire bat skims the high night air
    Over the path meandering slowly
    Through the moonless forest.
    A humid volume of moving shadow
    Quickly crosses the brow
    Of a man walking below alone,
    Almost palpable
    Like the gentle touch of one’s own ghosts.

    (c) Mike Stone, 2008

    Short Bio:
    Mike Stone was born in Columbus Ohio, USA, in 1947. He graduated from Ohio State University with a BA in Psychology. He has served in both the US Army (stationed in Germany) and the Israeli Defense Forces. Mike has been writing poetry since he was a student at OSU. He has published seven books of poetry, a book of essays, and four science fiction novels. He had supported his writing habit by working as a computer programmer, specializing in information security. Now he is retired. Mike moved to Israel in 1978 and has lived in Ra’anana ever since. He is married to his beloved wife, Talma, has three wonderful sons, and eight precious grandchildren.

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