Posts Tagged ‘bats’

ODFW Has Gone Batty!

Sunday, October 31st, 2010
Don't be scared! All of Oregon's 15 native bat species are harmless.

Don’t be scared! All of Oregon’s 15 native bat species are harmless.

In a very Halloween-appropriate campaign, the Oregon Department of Fish and Wildlife recently released a new fact sheet designed to raise awareness about a little-known threatened species in Oregon: bats.

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Happy Halloween: Creatures of the Night

Friday, October 31st, 2008

It’s Halloween night, and scary sights lurk around every corner.  Ghosts and goblins, werewolves and witches, villains and vampires—all these frightful figures are so dark and spooky, especially during this haunting holiday.  Well, as the Oregon Department of Fish and Wildlife (ODFW) reports, there’s one creepy creature that’s been getting a bad rap.

Sarah Barnes, wildlife diversity biologist with ODFW, says that bats have been unfairly portrayed as scary or dangerous.  “Nothing could be further from the truth,” she says. “Bats play an important role in a healthy ecosystem.”

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