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“Is it a small thing thou hast brought us up out of the land that flowereth with milk and honey.”
— Numbers 16:13

I was enjoying a very calm and relaxing evening sitting on my patio just as the sun was going below the horizon and the dusk of the evening started to appear. I saw something fly very fast past the patio, followed by another fast-moving something and finally figured out it was the return of the bats that I had not seen for the past four or more years.

It was a very welcoming sight for me because I heard and read that the mosquitoes in this area were starting to increase and the bite from some of them was causing a health problem to some people. The return of the bats could be a big help in controlling the problem.

There was a short story about bats in a book I read, a couple of years ago by Samuel Alibrando, about how bats help control the different areas of night flying insects that could cause damage to crops as well as man. He wrote about the most common bat in our area (California), the brown bat...


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