I’ve got a short piece about backyard bats in the “Sky” issue of Stonecrop Review: “a journal of urban nature writing, art & photography.” The essay is called “Same Bat Time.”
And dayeinu—this would have been enough—but Holly McKelvy, one of the editors, made artwork for my essay and matched the tone perfectly perfect.
The whole issue is online and free, and I’ve cued the link to my essay here:
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What I want to know is:
Do you have bats in your dusk / dawn sky?
(photo from @Stonecrop.Review on Instagram)
5 thoughts on “Backyard Bats”
So lovely, Joanna. I always enjoy reading your nature essays. Congrats on the publication.
Thank you for reading it, Cheryl. I feel like you and I are spinning related webs in adjacent states.
Joanna, that comment made me smile:) Thank you. You inspire me to do more, so I need to step up my game. Keep writing and sharing!
I used to have bats, but over the past 3 years, they have disappeared. I’m wondering if I install a bat box if they’ll return. I miss them!
Oh no, I’m sorry your bats have disappeared! I know you take care of your yard in wildlife-friendly ways, so you’d be a good bat host. Here’s a link to Bat Conservation International: http://www.batcon.org/resources/getting-involved/bat-houses. Their resource pages will show at a glance if a box will work for you and your space. Pretty sure we can get BCI certified bat houses locally at the Wood Thrush Shop.
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