David Tuttle

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Wind Energy Neglecting Bats

The cumulative impact of wind power facilities in killing migratory bats threatens to become an environmental crisis that cannot be ignored (O’Shea …

Book Review: Conservation and Ecology of Pennsylvania’s Bats

<b>Book Review: Conservation and Ecology of Pennsylvania’s Bats</b> <br>By Merlin Tuttle<br>3/16/17<p><i>Conservation and Ecology of Pennsylvania’s Bats</i>, edited by C.M. …

Praise for Speaking Up for Neglected Bats - BAT FLASH

<b>Praise for Speaking Up for Neglected Bats</b> <br>By Merlin Tuttle<br>3/17/17<p>Many thanks to Anthropocene for their timely alert, Wind energy is tough on bats—but …

Northern Ghost Bats

Merlin went to Costa Rica last week, with hopes to photograph a Northern ghost bat (Diclidurus albus) roosting beneath a palm frond. Researchers …

Thai Temple Flying Fox Photography

Large flying foxes are always difficult to photograph, especially since they’re intensively hunted over their range. But in Thailand there are still …

BAT FLASH! Sensational NPR Story Threatens Bats

<b>Sensational National Public Radio Story Threatens Bats</b> <br>By Merlin Tuttle<br>2/14/17<p>Unfortunately, the normally objective and reliable NPR, in its …

Bat Parasites in Perspective

<b>Bat Parasites in Perspective</b> <br>By Merlin Tuttle<br>1/31/17<p>Colonial bats can harbor ectoparasites, from bat flies to mites, fleas, and even bed bugs. The …

How Disturbance Harms Hibernating Bats

<b>How Disturbance Harms Hibernating Bats</b><br>By Merlin Tuttle<br>1/21/17<p>More than 30 years ago, biologists began to realize that bat populations were declining …

How To Restore WNS-Depleted Bat Populations

<b>How To Restore WNS-Depleted Bat Populations</b><br>By Merlin Tuttle<br>1/6/17<p>White-nose syndrome (WNS) is caused by a fungus (<i>Pseudogymnoascus destructans)</i>. It …

Rabies in Perspective

<b>Rabies in Perspective</b> <br>By Merlin Tuttle<br>1/20/17<p>If public health warnings were based on actual risk, rabies from bats would be near the bottom of the …

How I Photograph Bats

<b>How I Photograph Bats</b> <br>By Merlin Tuttle12/29/16<p>I learned to photograph bats as an act of desperation. If efforts to conserve bats were to succeed, …

Fiona Reid Original Bat Artwork Auction

Special opportunity to own this original artwork, “<b>Nectar-feeding Bats.”</b><p><b>1/16/17 Update: SOLD!</b><p>The original color illustration used for Plate 11 in “A …

Bat Knowledge Shared at the Vatican

<b>Bat Knowledge Shared at the Vatican</b><p>Merlin was invited to participate in a roundtable discussion of Pope Francis’ Encyclical, “On Care for Our Common …

Response to long-term oil & gas draft permit proposal

Merlin has been asked to comment on the U.S. Fish and Wildlife proposal to prepare a draft of a 50-year environmental impact statement that will …

Praise for Positivity

Many thanks to Mother Jones for this positive article and interview about bats with Merlin. Bats need lots more positive attention!<p>Please take a …

Algerian Bat Group Workshop Success

Les Chauves Souris D’algerie, ALGERIAN BAT GROUP recently held a bat workshop in Algeria, hosted by Professor Mourad Ahmim of the University of …

2017 Bat Calendar

The Power of Bat Photos

Stellaluna was brilliantly written and beautifully illustrated by one of our first Bat Fans, Janell Cannon. It’s the story of a baby fruit bat who …

White-Nose Syndrome: New Policies Needed for Cave Management

Merlin has updated our White-Nose Syndrome resource page. As he explains, WNS has now spread from coast to coast despite our best efforts. There is …

NASBR 2016 Keynote Message from Merlin Tuttle - Merlin Tuttle's Bat Conservation

<b>Merlin’s Keynote Message at the 46th Annual Symposium of the North American Society for Bat Research</b><p>By Merlin Tuttle<br>10/13/16<p>Merlin provided …

BAT FLASH! Countering Delta Airlines Promotion of Bat-Eating

<b>What’s Going On?</b><br>In its October 2016 issue, <i>Sky Delta</i>, Delta Airlines in-flight magazine, published a particularly offensive article titled</i> …

BAT FLASH! Countering Irresponsible Speculation that Threatens both Bats and Public Health

<b>What’s going on?</b> <br>The <i>October 26, 2016</i> issue of <i>ScienceDaily</i> published an especially misleading story that poses a direct threat to both bats and public …

Formosan Golden Bats' Home to Taiwan's National Museum of Natural Science

Bats and Mosquito Control

<b>Bats and Mosquito Control</b> <br>By Merlin Tuttle<br>8/29/16<p>The arrival of Zika virus in America has triggered widespread alarm and a search for mosquito …

White-Nose Syndrome: Origin and Impact

<b>White-Nose Syndrome: New Policies Needed for Cave Management</b><br>By Merlin Tuttle<br>10/11/16<p>As reported in my keynote address at the 46th annual meeting of …

Exaggerated Bats Disease Warnings

<b>How A Witch Hunt for So-Called Emerging Diseases in Bats</b> <b><br>Threatens Both Public and Environmental Health</b> <br>By Merlin Tuttle<br>10/10/16<p>So-called emerging …

Merlin's Book and Bulgaria

After arriving home from South Africa on the 1st of May, Merlin immediately began work revising his manuscript titled <b>Adventures of the Real Bat Man</b>. …

Bat houses help rice farmers in Spain

We would like to highlight a recent study of exceptional importance to all who care about conserving bats. As one who has long promoted the potential …

An Organic Farmer’s Experience with Bat Houses

Nearly 20 years ago, Frank Bibin, a Georgian pecan grower contacted Merlin for advice on attracting bats to help control insect pests in his …

Photographing North America’s Rarest Bat

America’s rarest bat, the endangered Florida bonneted bat (Eumops floridanus), was once relatively common. It often lived in tile roofs of Coral …