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After each NATURE premiere, we gather online videos we love into a playlist. From our newest film to incredible footage from around the web, here were our favorites. And don’t forget, you can always subscribe to our newsletter so you don’t miss a thing!

In Case You Missed It:

Watch “The Bat Man of Mexico” HERE

An ecologist tracks the lesser long-nosed bat’s epic migration across Mexico, braving hurricanes, snakes and seas of cockroaches, in order to save the species and the tequila plants they pollinate. Watch HERE.


Our Favorite Moments From the Film:

Bat Volcano Erupts at Night

It’s called the bat volcano because every night, it erupts.

Glowing Poop Helps Bat Conservation

To track the migration patterns of the lesser long-nosed bats, Ecologist Rodrigo Medellin coats bats in harmless UV dust.

Bat Birth Caught on Camera for First Time

After setting up cameras in a bat nursery, Ecologist Rodrigo Medellin captured a moment never filmed before.


More Good Nature:

Bat Fact Sheet

Learn more about these small mammals HERE.

Soothing Nature: Animals of Mexico

Take in the wonderful wildlife of Mexico.

Soothing Nature: Bats at Night

These bats are out for a tequila plant nightcap.

Q&A with The Bat Man

Go behind the camera with ecologist Rodrigo Medellin.


For Kids:

Let’s Make a Bat Box | Nature Cat

Chris and Martin Batt’s tree home was destroyed and their forced to find a new shelter. Enter Nature Cat and his pals who come to the rescue, helping Chris and Martin Batt by building them their brand new home! Onward and keep-on-nature-adventuring-ward!

Build Homes for Bats

Help your child build a bat box and learn about the habitat preferences and shelter needs of the little brown bat. After building bat house your child can use the criteria for good bat house placement to choose the best spot for their bat house.

For Teachers:

A Night Out With Bats (Grades K-2)

The gang learns how bats are nothing to be afraid of, and they gain a new appreciation for bat ecology, predators and insects, and echolocation. In the accompanying clips, come along with the gang to save a bat roost, go on a nocturnal flyaround, and gain a new appreciation for bats.

 

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