It turns out that for every time you've wondered why on earth mosquitoes exist, one relevant answer was, well, bat food. Apparently, bats aren't all leather-winged bloodsuckers hell-bent on feasting on the necks of randy teenagers. As it turns out, in addition to being the world's only flying mammals, bats are actually nature's version of pesticide. This is the "official" Year of the Bat, and conservation groups the world over are out to cast bats in a new light in 2011, while highlighting their role in the ecosystem. And, just in time for the Year of the Bat, The Heard Natural Science Museum & Wildlife Sanctuary in McKinney is... More >>>