Beautiful Bats and Bewitching Bat Jewelry
Bats are tiny mammals, a bit like flying mice, whose forelimbs are webbed to make their wings. Some people love them, others are not so sure. To me, they are wonderful diverse and helpful creatures. They are simply misunderstood.
The photo shows a cute Egyptian Fruit Bat Rousettus aegyptiacus, who was photographed at the Cotswold Wildlife Park, Burford, Oxfordshire, England, in June 2006.
Some people are frightened of bats. They have a fear of bats getting tangled in their hair, or biting and sucking their blood. In fact, there are only three species of vampires bats, and they all live in Latin America. But, even the vampires can be helpful: they have an enzyme in their saliva that dissolves blood-clots, and can be used to treat stroke victims. A real minority of bat species, about 1 percent, eat fish, frogs, mice or small vertebrates.
Other bat species prefer completely different diets. Many are predators of night-flying insects, and can have very good appetites. A little brown bat can eat 1,000 mosquito-sized insects in just one hour.
Around a third of bats feed on fruit or nectar, and in the process pollinate plants and disperse seeds, so helping to regenerate rainforests.
Bats on film
About one-fifth of all mammal species are bats. That's more than 1,200 species, ranging in size from the tiny bumblebee bat, the world's smallest mammal, up to the giant flying foxes with wingspans of six feet. Bats are spread through the widest range of habitats, living everywhere except for the most extreme polar or desert regions.
Bewitching Bat Jewelry
If you like bats, or you know someone who does, there is a great range of bat jewelry available, including bat pendant necklaces, bat bracelets, bat earrings, and even a flock of bats cunningly designed to climb ears!
These beautiful bat gifts are perfect for someone you love or as a fun batty treat for yourself.
Beautiful Bat Necklace, with Diamonds
Glamorous sterling silver bat pendant, with more than 60 shimmering black and white diamonds. It has a double bail for wearing as a pendant, on its 18 inch sterling silver rope chain. It also has a locking pin, so you can wear it as a brooch or scarf clip.
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Did I convince yet that bats are cute?
Bat Charms and Pendants
You can find many variations on bat charms from cute to scary, dark to colourful, abstract to realistic. Whatever your preference, bats make interesting and beautiful bat charms and pendants available, which are sure to be a conversation starter.
If you prefer a more realistic look, this adorable hanging bat charm can be worn as a pendant or attached to a bracelet or key chain. Styled as a Gothic vampire bat with the finest of detailing. 1 5/8 inches high.
Show Your Wild Side
Bats are creatures of the night, so a bat bracelet or anklet can make quite a statement. Silver is associated with energies of the moon, and to be protective and calming. I'm not sure which appeals more, but the combination of a bat in silver is perfect.
Silver Bat Bracelet
Stunning silver bat bracelet, made to fit a woman's wrist. Made from reclaimed silver to save the earth's natural resources.
Up Close and Personal with an Indiana Bat
This amazing close up photo of an Indiana Bat has been released into the public domain by its author, U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service.
Bats are fascinating creatures and are an essential part of our natural world, controlling pests, pollinating plants and dispersing seeds. Flying silently at night, myths and superstition have not helped their popularity. Bat habitats are under threat around the world, and their numbers are declining. Bats need our support and protection, as their loss would have awful consequences for our planet and human populations.
Bat Earrings and Studs
Bat earring studs may be small and discreet. They can be cute or realistic, but they will certainly catch everyone's attention. For a more dramatic look, you might prefer these bold, ruby red dangling earrings.
Gorgeous batwing earrings with ruby colored bodies and dangles.
Bat Ear Cuffs
If you don't have or want piercings, these cool Ear Cuffs might be the answer. The cuff grips to the edge of the ear, so there is no need for piercing, and fits both right and left ears equally well.