Monday, August 11, 2014

Bats in the Sky tonight

Had to get away from the house tonight, it was way too hot, what with the high humidity, so I rode my bike to the park and took a walk.

It turned out to be a good idea, because the bats were out tonight, swooping hither and thither overhead, hunting insects I expect. We seem to have a healthy bat population here, and I appreciate the service they provide hunting pests. Also they are really cute.

I walked around the park and as the sun went down I spied lightning striking in the far distance.

I went on the swings for a bit, and then when I went to unlock my bike, the biggest spider in Oregon skittered up and chilled just underneath my bicycle.

A good night for ghoulies, ghosties, and long-leggedy beasties.

Watch this space, I've got new posts coming up soon,


  1. Sounds like quite a night! I want to see a picture of the biggest spider in Oregon. Did you take that photo of the flying bats? That's a great shot. I never seem to see more than one or two at a time. I bet you heard a lot of flapping wings!

  2. Nice shot! I remember the first time I encountered bats. When I was about 12 or 13 I went to visit my brother out in Calgary. We took the dogs for a walk in the evening to a nearby park. I asked my brothers about the very active 'birds' that seemed to flitting in and around the tree tops - "You mean the bats?"


  3. Did you take that picture? Amazing sight, can't imagine what it's like in real life.