[Amazing videos] While we sleep, a truly remarkable event takes place in caves every summer night around the world

While we sleep, there is a remarkable spectacle that draws thousands of visitors from all over the world to local caves in the summer months.  Beginning around dusk in the summer months,  they watch millions of mammals emerge from the caves in mass.

Spectacular film of millions of bats emerging from a cave in Mexico

The mammals are bats.  Did you know that bats are the only mammals capable of true flight. With extremely elongated fingers and a wing membrane stretched between, the bat’s wing anatomically resembles the human hand. Almost 1,000 bat species can be found worldwide. In fact, bats make up a quarter of all mammal species on earth!

RIBBON OF LOVE: 2nd edition – A Novel of Colonial America Inspired by actual people and historical events! Based on the Cottingham ancestors of Bibb County, Alabama.


Sauta Cave in Jackson County, Alabama

Bats Counted in Missouri

Nickajack Lake, Tennessee Grey Bat Census

Bats can be found almost anywhere in the world except the polar regions and extreme deserts and 70% of bats consume insects, sharing a large part of natural pest control. A single little brown bat can eat up to 1000 mosquitoes in a single hour, and is one of the world’s longest-lived mammals for its size, with life spans of almost 40 years.

Bat watching takes place worldwide as can be seen by this video

The largest Bat Colony in the World is at Bracken Bat Cave in Texas


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About Donna R Causey

Donna R. Causey, resident of Alabama, was a teacher in the public school system for twenty years. When she retired, Donna found time to focus on her lifetime passion for historical writing. She cohost the Podcast: Alabama Grist Mill and developed the websites www.alabamapioneers and www.daysgoneby.me

All her books can be purchased at Amazon.com and Barnes & Noble.

She has authored numerous genealogy books.
RIBBON OF LOVE: A Novel Of Colonial America (TAPESTRY OF LOVE)
is her first novel in the Tapestry of Love about her family where she uses actual characters, facts, dates and places to create a story about life as it might have happened in colonial Virginia. Faith and Courage: Tapestry of Love (Volume 2)
is the second book and the third FreeHearts: A Novel of Colonial America (Book 3 in the Tapestry of Love Series)
Discordance: The Cottinghams (Volume 1)
is the continuation of the story. .

For a complete list of books, visit Donna R Causey

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