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  • Another Magical Story
    Written by Ken Leinbach
    Tuesday, 05 August 2014
    Another Magical Story

    It feels a little like one of those movies of intrigue that involves the rare collection of unknown value, a chance rendezvous in a far away place, large sums of money, serendipity, strategy sessions, encounters with powerful people and in the end, a perfect exclamation point to a life well lived. In this instance Pieter Godfrey's legacy lives on in the most unexpected of ways.

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  • Thank a Bat if You Like Delicious Smoothies on a Hot Day!
    Written by Lainet Garcia-Rivera
    Friday, 26 September 2014
    Thank a Bat if You Like Delicious Smoothies on a Hot Day!

    When the word "bat" comes out in a conversation the first thing that many people think is about mosquitoes. We wonder how to get more bats in our backyards to have fewer mosquitoes. This is one of the roles bats play in nature, pest controllers. Bats find all kinds of insects to be tasty, like moths, grasshoppers, flies, and beetles to name a few. This not only makes our lives more comfortable, but in agriculture it can save lots of money that would be spent on pesticides.

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  • How the Bat Got His Wings
    Written by Guest Blogger
    Sunday, 21 September 2014
    How the Bat Got His Wings

    Long-time Urban Ecology Center member Andy Connors is a born storyteller. Growing up within the Anishinaabe community along the Bad River in northern Wisconsin, Andy developed a strong sense of Native American identity through his ability to engage and connect with others through storytelling. To celebrate the upcoming Wisconsin Bat Festival, Andy tells a riveting traditional Native American story of how the bat got his wings.

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