They see us now, in their stillness,
A moment shared together at dusk.
They watch our flight
Through this warm summer’s night,
Unaware of our resounding call.
by E. D. Varughese
Read about bats in lockdown here:
check out Derbyshire bat group’s activity: The Great Lockdown Bat Survey – Results In :: Derbyshire Bat Group (derbyshirebats.org.uk)
and a 143% increase in bat sightings according to Nature: liberated by lockdown? | Natural History Museum (nhm.ac.uk)
and maybe ‘bat technology’ will help us move forward post-lockdown: Bat-like sensor could help social distancing as lockdown lifts – Leicestershire Live (leicestermercury.co.uk)
Conversation point: Bats hibernate ( Do bats hibernate in winter? And more facts – Woodland Trust ) and are very active during the warmer months. Seasonality affects the natural world as it does us – ever thought that you might like to hibernate? This last year of Covid has made the Winter much harder for people too with heightened levels of isolation, loneliness and less (loss of) contact with friends and family.
Seasonal Affective Disorder About SAD | Mind