Celebrated on April 17th

Bat Appreciation Day

+ Bat Appreciation Day

Challenge #1

Can you draw a bat chasing a mosquito?

Did you know: Night insects have the most to fear from bats. Each night, bats can eat their body weight or more in insects, numbering in the thousands! And because bats eat so many insects -- which have exoskeletons made of a shiny material called chitin -- some bat poop sparkles (cool but weird fact, we know)! This insect-heavy diet helps foresters and farmers protect their crops from pests.

Source: US Department of the Interior

Challenge #2

Can you draw a bat sleeping in a block of ice?

Did you know: Some bats hibernate in caves through the cold winter months and can survive freezing temperatures, even after being encased in ice. 

Source: Nature