🦇It's Bat week!
And again this year we are giving back to our little winged friends, with your help! 🖤🦇
We have teamed up with our friends at Depue Welding who made us some cutie Bat Bottle opening key chains! 🖤🦇
And we are giving away 8️⃣ Newman's Specialty made Bat Boxes! 🖤🦇
(sorry, cannot ship and must arrange pick up)
All you have to do to enter to win is buy a 🦇 keychain, and we will announce the winners on Halloween!! 🖤🦇
~Bats are amazing creatures that are vital to the health of our natural world and economy.🦇
Bats have been on Earth for more than 50 million years. With more than 1,400 species, they are the second largest order of mammals, (our winged cousins!) and are widely dispersed across six continents. Globally, bats provide vital ecosystem services in the form of insect pest consumption/control, plant pollination, and seed dispersal, making them essential to the health of global ecosystems. 🦇
Today, bats are under unprecedented threat from widespread habitat destruction, accelerated climate change, invasive species, diseases and other stresses. Without concerted international action, their populations will continue to fall, driving many species to extinction.
As bat populations continue to decline worldwide, their potential for extinction only grows. While some of the challenges they face are endemic to their order, such as their slow gestation periods and diseases like White-nose Syndrome, the primary cause of their decline is human activity. 🦇
We have many bat boxes around our farm and love watching in the evening as they help keep not only pesky mosquitoes at bay but also many other insects that are a threat to crops. (Bats save farmer's 1 Billion dollars annually by controlling these insects on crops!)
Mosquito populations are on the rise in the Northeast and when we recently heard what our Govt wants to do to control mosquitoes (PESTICIDES) we thought what can we do! (Pesticides are a threat also to honey bees and our entire ecosystem, friends!)
We can help give our wing friends proper homes! 🦇🖤🐝
We are so excited to give back in this way, and Bat Week is a perfect time! ❤🦇