As a bat enthusiast this is definitely the time of year for celebrating the second most diverse order of mammals (second to rodents).
With over 1,200 species, bats do it all!
They are able to live in cold climates like Alaska and northern Europe but happily inhabit hot and dry deserts.
They fish, they echolocate, they fly, they eat insect pests, they pollinate and they disperse seeds to remote islands.
They find their babies amid colonies of thousands of other bat babies in the pitch black darkness of caves.
Even the blood eating ones have interesting behaviors like sharing meals!