How about I delete the whole thing?
Happy Batman Day! There may only be one “caped crusader”, but did you know there are about 1300 different kinds of bats worldwide? They may not be fighting crime, but they sure are busy making the world a better place by pollinating our crops and taking care of pesky insects.Bats live almost everywhere on Earth, except for the most extreme desert and polar regions. So chances are, there are bats where you live. Let’s meet a few of these superheroes of the nocturnal animal world in the Pacific Region.Photo 1 - Marianas fruit bat: lives in Guam’s limestone forests and can have a wingspan of up to 3.5 feet! These gentle giants are important for pollinating and dispersing seeds of popular tropical fruits like coconut, papaya, and figs. Photo credit: Julia Boland/USFWSPhoto 2 - Townsend’s big-eared bat: Aptly named, their ears are over an inch long. That may seem small to you, but that’s a quarter of their entire body length! Can you imagine having ears almost a foot and a half long? Photo credit: Ann Froschauer/USFWSPhoto 3 - Pallid bats: Awesome listeners that use those big ears to detect the footsteps of their prey on the ground. Swooping in silently from above, these larger bats often eat scorpions and centipedes,crickets, grasshoppers and beetles.Photo credit: Ann Froschauer/USFWSPhoto 4: Spotted bats: Have the largest ears of any North American species, and those pearly pink ears and black and white spotted fur give it a very distinctive look. This bat also has one of the only echolocation calls that humans can hear. Photo credit: Paul CryanPhoto 5: Hawaiian hoary bats: are the only land mammal native to the Hawaiian islands. The ‘ope‘ape‘ as it’s called in Hawaii arrived on the islands some 10,000 years ago. That was quite a migration from North America, over 2,400 miles across the ocean! Photo credit: Paul BonaccorsoBatty for bats? Check out these great resources:
I’d be super happy if I never saw a Brian Van post on my dash ever again.
In today’s episode of boring shit that nobody cares about:
Left phone at home, so in addition to being locked out of my personal email, I’m probably missing out on being harassed by an individual who calls more than a bad date with a rejection complex.
FACEBOOK: Hi, I’m Facebook.
ME: Nice to meet you, I’m Ryan.
FACEBOOK: What’s your last name? Where do you live? When were you born? What’s your phone number? Is that work or mobile? Can I have your work number too?
ME: Facebook, I just met you.
FACEBOOK: This is what friendship is to me.
Have deleted several posts that contain a joke about “Nut Flicks” not because it’s dumb, but because it indicates that I’m staying in this Saturday night.
The IPRC’s prison-writing program empowers incarcerated men with creative writing, self-publishing, and communication skills.
Hi. I know it’s not cool to throw another Kickstarter out there, especially when the world is going to shit in a potato salad, but I think this one is a pretty good thing. If you like zines or comics the IPRC is for you. They’re doing cool stuff by bringing programming to prisons in the Columbia Gorge region. I don’t even work there, so this is just me saying, “YEAH!”