Tuesday, September 1, 2015
September Theme Day: Curiosities
I have always been fascinated by this bat house, which is located near a pond behind a local mall. I guess you could call it a curiosity. It has been there for years and I have even featured it on my blog before. I'm not sure whether or not it is, or has ever been, occupied by bats, but the concept is good because bats eat mosquitoes and we do have a lot of mosquitoes here in north Florida. I even stood underneath it, but as you can tell from the picture, no little critters could been seen hanging from the rafters. If they are in there, they are hiding very well. I know we do have bats in Tallahassee because I used to see one every once in awhile hanging from the ceiling in the old building I worked in on the Florida State University campus before I retired. They also were once found hanging out in the auditorium of my kids' high school. My earliest experience with them though was when I was living in a sorority house in college and a couple of them came flying out of the attic one night. As you can probably imagine, a whole lot of screaming went on during that episode. Perhaps bats like to choose their own place to live, instead of having humans build a house specifically for them!
The first day of the month is always Theme Day in the City Daily Photo Community and this month our theme is "Curiosities". To see other members' interpretations of the theme, visit the CDP Theme Day page here.