Friday, July 17, 2009

Just the Bat Facts, Ma’am

Did you know that a single brown bat can eat up to 1000 mosquitoes in an hour? Or that bats are very clean, and groom themselves almost constantly when they're not eating or sleeping? Or that they actually have very good eyesight along with excellent echolocation skills?

Of course you did! That's why you're eyeing (and perhaps echolocating) this bat charm bracelet.

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It has a sterling silver bat at the center and bats carved of hematite. The bead charms are gemstones: onyx and hematite.

More bat facts. Did you know that nearly 40% of American bat species are in severe decline, or already listed as endangered or threatened? Yet these night-flying mammals eat thousands of insects, including mosquitoes, and pollinate and fertilize many plat species.

And the hematite bat on this dark garden necklace doesn’t eat any. What a lazy slacker!

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The hematite bats on these earrings hang from onyx instead of belfries.

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They just flew off of eBay and into my etsy shop. They aren’t eating any insects there, either, but they might in your home.

1 comment:

  1. LOVELY new bat pieces Eleanor!

    Hope you are having a nice weekend.

    Chris (-:

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