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bats at Yolo Causeway

Where Are there Bats in the Bay Area?


Q: Is there a good place in the Bay Area to see bats? What kind of bats live here? Because of myth and superstition, bats are often feared and severely underappreciated. October happens to be Bat Appreciation Month, so it’s a great time … Read more