Bats

Bats

‘The only other mammels that I shall mention are the bats, which exist in very considerable numbers and variety in the forest, as well as the buildings of the villages. Many small and curious species, living in the woods, conceal themselves by day under the broad leaf-blades of Heliconiae and other plants which grow in shady places; others cling to the trunks of trees. While walking through the forest in the daytime, especially along gloomy ravines, one is sure to startle bats from their sleeping-places; and at night they are often seen in great numbers flitting about the trees on the shady margins of narrow channels. I captured altogether, sixteen different species at Ega.’ Walter Henry Bates


Illustrations are created using drawing, Flexigon, photocopier, photo apps (Snapseed) and Photoshop

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