This Week is Bat Week!

Halloween is just around the corner and time to celebrate bats, the most amazing creatures of the night. Starting October 23rd ’til October 31st, check out the fun bat projects, fun facts, crossword puzzles, crafts and lots of other stuff available from EHFPL. To kick-off Bat Week, we are offering a pattern and instructions for making a Bat-O-Lantern, compliments of Bat Conservation International and East Haddam Free Pumpkin Library.

Stop into the library for your free templates and instructions, Mon.-Fri. 10-5:30.


(BCI Photo)

Pugsley’s First Flight

Pugsley is a Big Brown Bat who was orphaned and was raised by a human mom instead of a bat mom. When he was old enough to fly, he had to attend flight-school before he could be released into the wild. His first few lessons were a bit clumsy, but eventually he got the “hang” of it and earned his flight degree. Now, after graduation, he is gainfully employed as a night-flying insect-eater. Congratulations Pugs!

Here’s a short video of Pugsley’s first flight: Pugs earns his wings!