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Review for The Save Lucy Campaign, Annandale, VA, USA

Rating: 5 stars  

The volunteers for the Save Lucy the Bat Campaign work tirelessly to rescue and rehabilitate injured and orphaned bats in addition to raising public awareness about the important role bats play in our ecosystem. I find great intrinsic reward in being a part of this organization that strives to conserve and protect these voracious consumers of agricultural pests. Before coming to volunteer here, I knew a little about the plight of North America's bat population: wide-spread public misconception of bats (chiroptophobia) and I felt concerned about the onset of white nose syndrome as it crept south and west of its area of inception at an alarming rate. I have been volunteering for the Save Lucy the Bat Campaign for several years now. I enjoy participating in educational events but I find the greatest reward in preparing bats to be returned to the environment. Whether it is orphaned babies who have needed hand rearing and lessons on foraging or an injured bat that has needed triage and time to heal, to know that I was part in preparing it for return to the wild is quantifiably a highlight in my life.

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Role:  Volunteer