Thursday, August 11, 2011
It's a happy evening indeed! Tonight I was sitting in my back yard, enjoying the gentle breeze and commenting to a friend on the phone on what a beautiful August evening it was. My friend noticed that where they were, in another part of the state that there were many bats flying around in the gathering twilight. I was happy that they were still in the state although they have been gone from this area for two years now. Then, the most amazing thing happened. A small, brown bat flew right in my field of vision and darted back and forth as if to say "here I am!" " Hellllooooo!" I continued to sit out until full dark and was rewarded with seeing two of the little creatures flitting back and forth consuming their fill of mosquitoes. I was and am so happy that they are back.
As far as I know, the scientists have yet to find out the cause or a cure fr the white nose fungus the little brown bat of North America is suffering and dying from in large numbers. But my friend commented on how 'they will adapt' and I think that's what we're seeing. I hope so at least. All through the history of evolution, many diseases and illnesses have come around and the sickest and weakest have succumbed, leaving a stronger and more resilient species. I think this may be the case with the return of the bats. I hope so, and if so, perhaps the bees that are also dying out may be able to rebound, even stronger and more resilient than before.
I pray to the Goddess that this is true. In the meantime, spend some time looking for the small, flitting and fluttering brown little creatures in the early night sky and say a blessing for them. Even if bats aren't a favorite of yours they deserve a blessing just for the job they do. A bat can consume up to 10,000 mosquitoes in an evening. That's one little bat in one summer evening. 10,000 mosquitoes! Wow! Now that's a serious job.
I am happy they are back because it speaks a bit to the health of our environment. Like any other living organism, if it can be ill or sicken it can also be healed and become healthy. The return of the brown bat speaks to the better health of our environment, at least in this small part of the world.
Peace and Happiness
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