Am ecstatic since last night I saw TWO (yes, two) bats flittering around when I went out to water/hay the horses.
I'm a HUGE bat enthusiast, & have been very dismayed that since WNS (White-Nose Syndrome) started rearing it's ugly head, that the DOZENS of bats we used to see here had dropped to a drizzle of zero to one at best the past three years or so.
But last night I saw two of the little devils flitting around. One absolutely tiny one that I'm thinking was most likely a "Little Brown Bat", since they're very common here; the other was much larger (maybe 10"-12" wingspan"), so that one could have been one of several larger species that frequent Virginia. (Bats are extremely difficult to identify when alive & in flight - lol!)
Regardless - I don't care. Was just thrilled to see at least two hunting the skies.