Bat house constructed on shed in Takoma Park, MD. Photo Credit: Lorig
Did you know that the United Nations has proclaimed 2011-2012 the International Year of the Bat? Marash Girl's daughter and son-in-law knew and have celebrated by recently constructing a bat house on the top front of their shed in Takoma Park, Maryland, hoping to attract bats to combat the mosquitos that plague them in their yard. They have been awaiting, with bated breath, the arrival of the first bat. Sadly, they admitted, not a bat has been sighted since the bat house was built two weeks ago. But not to worry, their 5 year old son Raffi assured them. "Maybe the mosquitos will see the bat house and stay away!"