Tuesday, March 25, 2008

Bat Spits

The NYT had an article this morning describing the mass-deaths of bats that are occurring in the US. "In what is one of the worst calamities to hit bat populations in the United States, on average 90 percent of the hibernating bats in four caves and mines in New York have died since last winter."
Apparently over three species of bats are dying in record numbers in their hibernaculums (winter resting places): little brown bats, Indiana bats, and small footed bats. Unsure the exact reason and causes for the deaths, scientists are referring to the phenomena as 'white nose syndrome'.

What do you think? What's killing off all our pollinators?

Also, I'd been looking for a reason to use Montage-a-google. Just enter your search word and the program compiles linked images.
This is the result from searching for "Bats".


Laura said...

that is so crazy...is anybody doing anything to try to fix the problem?

also, i love the photos...i had no idea google had that. thanks for the heads-up!

Prodigal Jon said...

Thanks for the comment. By giving credit to where I stole it from from do you mean saying something like, "p.s. this is a direct rip off from a really popular secular site."

That was the first thing I wrote on my site, I don't know how much more credit I can give then that. Except I also wrote a post about how christians always steal ideas from other people. So I guess the two posts about it were a good start.

Prodigal Jon said...

I even mentioned it by name on my site:

I took the wildly popular site "stuff white people like" and tweaked it just a little to make it about people that worship God. But "creatively borrowing" ideas from the world is only one of the things we Christians like to do.