Fascinating Facts about Bats & How To Attract Them ft Dr Merlin Tuttle


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Join Nicole and Dr. Merlin Tuttle and Theresa of the Merlin Tuttle’s Bat Conservation as they discuss much-maligned bats.


  • Overcoming your fear.
  • Did bats really cause COVID-19?
  • How & Why to attract bats.
  • How intelligent are bats?
  • Effects on crop pollination and pest control.
  • How to select and locate your own bat house.

Merlin Tuttle, renowned bat expert, educator, and wildlife photographer, has studied and photographed bats worldwide for more than 60 years. He has been a leader in international bat conservation and his organization, Merlin Tuttle’s Bat Conservation, is the most recent contribution by Merlin Tuttle to the world of bats.

With over 60 years of in-depth knowledge and experience, Merlin Tuttle founded MTBC to teach the world understanding and appreciation of the vital contributions bats make to human beings and the world we live in.
Merlin is also a Research Fellow in the Department of Integrative Biology at the University of Texas at Austin. His famous photos and case histories are used worldwide to document the importance of making conservation relevant to people, using the power of photography, and the urgent need to end careless disease speculation. He will also stress the need for better research documentation of bat values, and emphasize the key role of entertaining communication.


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