Commentary: The benefits of battiness

Devil’s Den events help dispel myths about state’s bats

Posted: June 7, 2016 at 1 a.m.

A fairly common insult is to call someone "batty" or "bat-brained," and we refer to erratic and irresponsible speeders as driving like "bats out of hell." Halloween and Dracula have heaped almost permanent image damage upon bats, creating a public relations nightmare for them in their relationship with humans, who do not always get the facts or behave rationally when it comes to living alongside other creatures. Fortunately a few of our species have been trying for a long time to put in a good word for bats.

27 annual Bat-O-Rama Weekend

June 10-12

A schedule of events is available at http://www.arkansasstateparks.com/devilsden/events

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