The Turquoise Trail community of Cerrillos is going batty over bats next weekend.
“One of the things that is startling for folks to understand, of the total mammal species, bats make up one-quarter of that number,” said Peter Lipscomb, Cerrillos Hills State Park manager. “Which means, without bats, life as we know it would be very different on this planet.”
Lipscomb will be delivering a two-hour presentation on Sunday, Oct. 29, that will discuss the many benefits of bats, dispel a few myths and is accompanied by an extensive slide show. A bat skeleton and bat puppet will aid Lipscomb in his discussion.
“What they do for us: They are pollinators, they help disperse vegetation and different species of trees and other plants through their droppings,” Lipscomb said. “They’re natural pest control. ”