With each weekly theme, we will have one post on ecology with regards to the specific theme.
Thanks to Bram Stoker’s Dracula, bats have gotten a really bad rap throughout history. In actuality, bats are one of the most beneficial species on the planet.
- Bats play a crucial role in the health and survival of the rainforests.
- Bats are major factors in controlling insect populations, pollinating plants and distributing seeds
- The African Baobab Tree and the Australian Ironwood, are solely dependent on bats for spreading their seeds and for pollination.
- Bats can help farmers by eating harmful insects, and worms and other bugs which can damage crops.
Thanks to ecology.com for the facts above.