The good, the bat, the ugly

Creatures vital to ecosystem

IN THE BELFRY—The grey-headed flying fox is one of the world’s largest bats with a wing span that can reach more than 3 feet. This particular species is common to Australia.Jason Miller wishes more people appreciated bats and understood their value in nature.
Miller, a professor at Cal State Channel Islands in Camarillo, studies bats as an expert in math, not wildlife biology.
Miller said that as Halloween approaches each year, bats become a symbol of spookiness. While it’s true bats have the po...

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