There are many species of bats, and many of them face threats to their survival. Many people misunderstand bats, but they play a very important role in our environment. They also face some serious threats to their survival. This book gives readers an up-close look at bats, the science behind their conservation, and efforts to protect them and their habitats.
Illustrations - Sami Pfaff and Sierra Hensley
Art Direction - Barbara Giorgio Booher
Graphic Design - Brooke Gabrek
Content Consultants - Dr. Tim Carter, Kristi Confortin, Keifer Titus (Ball State Univ.); Amanda Bevan, Aja Marcato (Org. for Bat Conservation)
ISBN # 978-0-9863369-4-2
The author and illustrators observed and met with bat researchers in the field and in the lab during the production of this book. During our visits, we learned a lot about bats and bat research, and those ideas are reflected in the book. The photos on this page and many in the book were taken during those visits. We had opportunities meet some bats up close and personal, too! We hope the field work adds to the authenticity of the Conservation Tales series.
Sami and Sierra used pastels on black Arches paper for the illustrations.