A local friend is spending some of her summer in Australia, working at a bat rescue center. She told me about an opportunity to sponsor a teeny-tiny bat and, in so doing, naming that baby.
As it turns out, there’s now a bat in Australia named Vera in honor of my favorite ghost hunter, Vera Van Slyke.
The name of the rescue center is the Australian Bat Clinic & Wildlife Trauma Centre, and they’re funded entirely by donations. Please give their website a gander and consider following them on Facebook and Twitter.