big eared bat

Gliscor from memory
I love them so much…….. so much

can you imagine if their shinies were monocrhomatic and all stone-coloured like gargoyles
Nintendo hear me out,,

I am thrilled to post my latest linocut relief print. If you’ve been following me for a while, you’ll know I love to draw bats. They are fascinating and misunderstood creatures. I love the variety of shapes found in their faces and ears. This print is roughly based on the Rafinesque’s big-eared bat, which is a type of vesper bat.

I had a blast carving this. I typically print on 5 x 7 inch blocks, but decided to go with an 8 x 10″ on this one. It allowed me to carve a larger variety of detail, including the tiny flying insects. I also used dampened paper while printing. This lightly embossed the paper and printed a really solid black without filling in the tiny details.  Like most of my other prints, it is a limited edition of 10.

If you are interested in purchasing one, you can buy one through my Etsy store.


[Image description: There are 3 images. The top one says ‘You will make it, I promise’ in pink text next to a peach colored bat.]

[The second one says ‘I know things are scary, and you may feel sad or scared. But…You will be OK, and I love you.’ There is a side caption that says, ‘I am here for you, always, OK?’ Both are written in purple text next to a fluffy big-eared bat.]

[The third one says ‘Your friends all love you!’ in bright yellow text, above a huddling group of tiny bats.]

anonymous asked:

...I should have known you'd say golden bat. The actual, Real Life species of bat looks goofy and it's great. :V I take it this is where Golden Bat/Ogon Bat/Fantaman got his name from? Or is the source something else?

I don’t actually know!  The species was indeed discovered before the character was created, so it’s possible, but I do think it’s more likely that his name is a result of your classic “let’s take a word like GOLDEN because it’s COOL-SOUNDING and smash it together with some ENGLISH WORD that has a lot of OOMPH.”

anonymous asked:

Candy bones!

  • Candy Bones: Your character has animal ears and a tail (If a furry they become human with animal ears and tail) And have a leash and collar.

> Oh okay, Kanaya didn’t NEED bigger ears, but she has them. Big fuzzy bat ears on her head, and a long tail comes out of her skirt; it’s long and eerily cat like, with a weird tuft of fur colored like a peacock. Weird. The collar is snug around Kanaya’s throat and she’s blushing thoroughly, hoping that no one sees her like this…

Dragon AU!

Emil a violet furred dragon with golden hair was gliding in the air to lazarus’s lair to see if he was home. Emil was having a good day at the time he was humming a song to himself as he lands using his hands first then his hind legs. He folds his small wings to his body to enter Lazarus’s lair. Most layers around here have disguised as buildings from the outside, but when you enter one they either go under ground, or be a very spacious one floor home. Emil knocks on Lazarus’s door with his big bat like ears perked up with excitement.


#mypubliclandsroadtrip Walks on the Moon at Craters of the Moon National Monument in Idaho

Managed jointly by the BLM and National Park Service, Craters of the Moon National Monument is a uniquely preserved volcanic landscape whose central focus is the Great Rift, a 62-mile long crack in the Earth’s crust. Craters, cinder coves, lava tubes, deep cracks and vast lava fields form a strangely beautiful volcanic sea on central Idaho’s Snake River Plain.

Local legends made references to the landscape resembling the surface of the moon. In fact, the second group of astronauts to walk on the moon visited Craters of the Moon in 1969 to study the volcanic geology and to explore an unusual and harsh environment in preparation for their trip to space.

Researchers continue to study the area - particularly the caves within the monument and nearby BLM Areas of Critical Environmental Concern.  A number of the caves provide hibernation habitat for Townsend’s big-eared bats, a sensitive species.  And they provide a great learning resource for local students.

Huge ears and a lumpy nose identify the Ozark big-eared bat.

Photograph by Merlin D. Tuttle/Bat Conservation-International Inc.


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Ozark Big-Eared Bat Range

Size relative to a tea cup:
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The Ozark big-eared bat is an endangered species found only in a small number of caves in the southern central United States. Also known as the western big-eared bat, the long-eared bat, and the lump-nosed bat, its appearance is defined by a pair of outsize ears and a lump-adorned nose.

These bats, whose bodies are normally less than 4 inches (10 centimeters) long, have ears that extend more than an inch (2.5 centimeters) in length. Their ears are generally held erect, except during hibernation, when some bats coil them like ram’s horns.

Beyond the mythical ears, these bats have two distinctive facial glands on either side of their nose resembling a pair of mittens. Their fur is light to dark brown, and their bellies are tan. They have a sizeable wingspan as well, measuring some 12 to 13 inches (30 to 34 centimeters).

The Ozark big-eared bat feeds primarily on moths but may also eat other bugs in and around its forested hunting grounds. It makes its home in caves, relying on their protection during hibernation and maternity.

Mating among these bats is initiated with ritualized calls and affectionate head nuzzling. The female stores the male’s sperm until spring, when ovulation, fertilization, and gestation occur. A single baby, or pup, is born in May or June, already weighing one-fourth of an adult’s body weight. Baby bats mature quickly becoming fully independent and able to fly within two months.

The Ozark big-eared bat once lived in caves in Missouri, Arkansas, and Oklahoma. However, they have apparently abandoned their Missouri habitat due to human encroachment and cave disturbance, and estimates put the remaining wild population at around 1,800. Conservationists are currently working to protect these numbers by minimizing human intrusions.