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1 Jeanna Eppley Southmont Jr/Sr High School Crawfordsville, Indiana INDIANA BATSJeanna EppleySouthmont Jr/Sr High SchoolCrawfordsville, Indiana
2 BATS Draw a picture, write words, phrases and/or sentences telling me What you know about batsHow you feel about batsExperiences with batsWhy are bats bad/goodEtc…
3 Why do we fear Bats? Bad Public Perception Is this true??? Vampires-Blood eatersBlind – “Blind as a bat”Diseases - RabiesAttacks – Biting peopleIs this true???
4 Are bats blind vampires? There are Vampire bats!They do NOT live in North AmericaThey do NOT feed on humans’ bloodBats are NOT blind, they do have eyes.There sight is not the best, but their hearing is!
5 Will they drink my blood? No- Not in IndianaOnly 3 species are blood eaters– Vampire Bats680 species eat insects236 species eat FruitOthers eat: meat (mostly rodents), nectar, and fish.
6 Rabid Bats Attack??? Disease Bats, like most mammals, can transmit disease to other animals and humans.Sick bats do not live long and there are not many of them.
7 Rabid Bats Attack??? Attack Bats will not fly at you! People who suffer from bat bites have put themselves in that situation.NEVER APPROACH AND/OR HANDLE A BAT and you will get along just fine.
8 History and Folklore Have been worshiped as gods Symbols of good luck Associated with HalloweenBats are usually in hibernation at this time.
9 Bat Facts Bats are Mammals Only True Flying Mammal About 1,000 Species Body is covered with HairThe mothers have Live BirthUsually 1 pup per yearMothers produce Milk for their young.Only True Flying MammalAbout 1,000 SpeciesBats make up about ¼ of mammal species
10 Indiana Bats Hoary Bat Silver-haired Bat Little Brown Myotis – Indiana MyotesBig Brown BatEvening BatEastern Pipistrelle
11 Big Brown Bat Common in Indiana and most of the US Average Weight: 20 gramsInsectivores: Feed on InsectsFavorite Food: Beetles and Moths
12 Big Brown Bat Common in Indiana and most of the US Average Weight: 20 gramsInsectivores: Feed on InsectsFavorite Food: Beetles and MothsPhoto Courtesy of Robert ChapmanPurdue University Extension
13 Big Brown Bat Photo Courtesy of Robert Chapman Purdue University Extension
14 Little Brown Bat Common in Indiana and most of the US Insectivores: Feed on InsectsAverage Weight: 10 GramsFavorite Food: Aquatic LarvaPhoto Courtesy of Robert ChapmanPurdue University Extension
15 Eastern Pipestrelle Common in Indiana and Eastern half of U.S. Insectivores: Feed on InsectsAverage Weight: 5 GramsFavorite Food: Flying insects (Beetles, Moths, Flies)
16 Eastern Pipestrelle Photo Courtesy of Robert Chapman Purdue University Extension
17 Eastern Red Bat Common in Indiana and a majority of U.S. Insectivores: Feed on InsectsAverage Weight: 13 GramsFavorite Food: Flying insects (Beetles, Moths, Flies)Photo Courtesy of Robert ChapmanPurdue University Extension
18 Eastern Red Bat Photo Courtesy of Robert Chapman Purdue University Extension
19 Importance to YouHow are bats important to your life?Brainstorm
20 Japanese BeetlesCause major harm to our crops and landscape every year!Beetle Count Activity
21 Worksheet – Japanese Beetle Populations Each Female lays approximately __50____ eggs per yearLife Cycle: _Complete: Egg, Larva, Pupae, Adult_________________Damaging Stages ____Adult__ and ______Larvae________Larval Stage Name _____White Grub_____________Damages ___Larvae feed on roots below the ground; often the wounds left lead to disease transmission in the plant. Adults feed on foliage, very destructive.Use the following to determine the population increase for Japanese beetles.1 Female x 50 Offspring = _____ x 50 cycle two = ________________________x 50 cycle 3 = _______________ x 50 cycle 4 = __________________________x 50 cycle 5 = _______________ x 50 cycle 6 = __________________________x 50 cycle 7 = _______________ x 50 cycle 8 = __________________________x 50 cycle 9 = _______________ x 50 cycle 10= _______________If one bat can consume 1,000 insects per night, how many generations would the bat consume in one week? Show your work!
22 Bat Habitat What must be provided for any organism to live FoodWaterShelterWhat is the ideal bat habitat?