Holy Bat Box Batman!
it's The Buzbee Bat House Temperature Plot !
Do I have too much time on my hands or what ? I didn't think so, but how then do I explain this ?
It began one evening in Egypt several years ago. I was crossing the Nile on a small sailboat andwas fascinated by the sight of bats skimming the surface of the river, snatching up the insects.When I moved to Denver,I thought it might be interesting to put up a bat house to see if I couldattract any bats. After a couple of months of trying to convince my wife, she relented ( and actually bought me a bookon bats ). So my Son and I built and erected the bat house.
Now after two years of waiting, ( much to my wife's relief and my daughter's dismay ) no bats. So I read up on the known habits of bats and made a few changes. I moved the house a bit, and caulked and painted it. It turns out that one of the most important factors for a bat when selecting a place to roost, is the temperature.So I decided to see what was happening inside, and share this important information with the world. Thus this page. The most current temperature is on the right and is sampled every half hour. The image represents a span of approximately 5 days.Fall 2005
Well I went back to Egypt with my family, and once again, we went for a sail on the Nile. And just like before, I watched for the bats that started me down this road. And guess what? Once again I saw swooping and darting animals skimming the surface of the water picking off insects. Only they weren't bats. They were birds. Could it be that I've been maintaining the wrong website for more than ten years? Should I have put a thermometer in a bird house and started birdbox.org? Should I have been collecting bird URLs from all over the world? Instead of Bat Houses, should I have been building bird houses with my kids like any other normal parent? .....Nah, I don't think so. On with the show!
| Update |
Read the latest installment of my Bat House Saga. Now with Bat House Pictures!
| Temperature Over The Last 5 Days |
I've been rated as being in the
by the Point Survey !
Does this tell you something about the state of the Web ?
| The white nose syndrome |
The "White-Nose Syndrome" is a mysterious epidemic that has been causing the deaths of thousands upon thousands of bats in the Northeastern part of the United States. The symptoms appear during the hibernation season and include general weakness, poor health and a white fungus around the nose . As of yet, no definitive cause has been identified for this disease. If it continues on, scientists fear it could cause the extinction of the Indiana Bat and decimate the population of other bats species.
| The Wacky World of Bats |
| Bats Around the World |
| North America |
| Canada |
| United States |
| Africa |
| Europe |
| Great Britain |
| Asia |
| Oceania |
OK, I guess I've insulted enough people. For the record, New Zealand is not
part of the Continent
of Australia. It is somewhere else. How about Oceania ?
| Australia |
| South America |
| Antarctia |
Sorry, There are no bats in Antarctica :-(
- Although there may be no bats currently in Antarctica, Scientists believe that the Lesser Short Tailed Bat migrated to New Zealand from South America via a forested Antarctica over 35 Million years ago. ( Thanks to Marcus Turner ).
| Bat Houses |
- The Birding Depot has a nice selection of Bat Houses
- Yard Envy sells some interesting looking bat houses
| Bat Organizations |
| Bat Exhibits |
| Academic Bats |
| Researchers |
| Kids and Bats |
| Bat Humor |
| Bat Articles |
| Bat Artwork |
| Bat Pictures |
| Bat Books |
| Bat Detectors |
| Bats and Rabies |
It is important to remember that bats are wild animals and like all wild animals, they should be treated with caution ifencountered. Although Scientists have determined that fewer than one half of one percent of wild bats carry the rabiesvirus, people should be aware that bats and other wild animals can transmit rabies.
| Bat Myth and Legend |
| Ya got a problem with bats? Huh? Huh? |
| Other Bat Stuff |
| Bat Poetry and Literature |
- Here's a whole section on bat poetry and literature.
| Family Links |
This page maintained by Jim Buzbee
. If I've left anylinks out, or you find one that has gone stale, let me know.
Thanks to Russ Nelson
forsupplying the Linuxcode
for my thermometer
I've been spending a bit of time lately with
- I've been spending some time playing with Android. Lots's of fun! And now I have my first app written and available. It follows along the line of myiPhone app I wrote a while back. Unfortunately, Apple yanked that one from the store as I was being bad by reading photo files from thecamera directory instead of going through the approved API to get them one by one. Anyway, my new Android app greatly expands on the original concept by using all sorts of contentinstead of just photos. I get the photos, RSS feeds, Flickr photos, Facebook feeds, Twitter feeds, etc, etc, etc. Anyway, check it out at:SocialMediaTicker.com and let me know what you think.
- I wrote an iPhone and iPod application! Check it out here
- I don't have my Bat House temperature probe back up yet, but I do have my weather station on-line
- I've been spending time hacking on my nslu2
- Maybe I should change the name of this section because this wrt54g page isn't java either
- Well it's not written in Java, but I had to put my Gray Scale Mosaic program somewhere !
- I found a new security hole in Java. (It was new in the late 90's, but not anymore)
- How about my example of a Hostile Java Mail Applet
- Here's my Hershey Font page.
- Here's my Spiral Font page.
- Here's my Tumblin` Text page.
- Interested in my NervousImage Java source ?
| Shameless Self Promotion |
This page first posted sometime back in the dark mists of Internet time - 1995
Generated on 25/May/09
with approximately 960 Bat URL's
No Microsoft products were used in the generation or maintainence of this page. Linux
. The choice of a GNU generation