Friday, October 12, 2012
Animal of the Weekend: Hoary Bat
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In honor of the possibility of our first frost, I thought it might be a good moment to stop and check out the Hoary Bat. They are one of the nine species of bat that live in New England and are named after a Hoar Frost.
So what is a hoar frost, you ask? Well it is a bit complicated but essentially when objects, like the ground or grass, get cooler than the air above them frost forms. In the summer you get liquid water condensation on the out side of your frosty beverage and in the winter, you get frozen water condensation or hoar frost.
If you want to celebrate bats, here are some extra ideas for bat activities.