I just moved to a new house/horse farm out in the country and we have a couple of bats that live nearby in the woods. They are facinating creatures and we find ourselves watching them for hours as they eat the bugs that bug us in the evenings. So I turned to Amazon to see if I could find some background on bats - I decided I wanted to make sure that these few here would want to stay and perhaps attract some more; if they eat more bugs, that can only be good. I bought a bat house and this book. It amazes me that there is so little known about bats. The book explains things very well and simply; a very straight forward reference. I imagine this is set up much a like a bird watching book might be. The book explains the bits and pieces that we know, which is a whole lot more than I knew before getting the book. It explains what bats look for in homes to live in during the day.
I highly recommend the book and more to the point, I recommend that everyone encourage bats to do their thing. Your life will be so much more comfortable in the evenings - they really do take a bite out of the bug problems. Sorry, I could not resist the pun. Get the book, attract bats to your neighborhood, and sit back and enjoy the show. Or not, but check out the book, the stuff we all grew up "knowing" about bats has very little to do with real bats. I figure these are furry mamals that are more closely akin to us than birds and bees, so why not learn more about them. The book shows that there are bats that do the things that birds and bees do - polination, etc...they are really amazing.