Related Program: The Nature of Things Bats By W. Brooks Paternotte • Jul 1, 2014 Related Program: The Nature of Things ShareTweetEmail Listen Listening... / 4:15 Bats perform a true ecological miracle every night. Just one bat can eat over a thousand insects each night. But scientists are seeing population drops of 90 to 100 percent in some caves. Why? Tags: WYPR ProgramsThe Nature of ThingsShareTweetEmail Related Content Water Conservation By W. Brooks Paternotte • Jun 24, 2014 USEPA Listen Listening... / 3:29 Low flow shower heads used to be synonymous with pitiful water pressure and a bad hair day. Fireflies By W. Brooks Paternotte • Jun 17, 2014 Takashi Ota Fireflies thrive in our forests and fields, and the margins between them. But there just aren’t as many of these bioluminescent beetles as there once were. Fireflies are disappearing. The Baltimore Checkerspot Butterfly By W. Brooks Paternotte • Jun 10, 2014 Listen Listening... / 3:57 Like the Baltimore oriole, the checkerspot's beautiful orange and black coloration match those on Lord Baltimore's shield. Citizen Science By W. Brooks Paternotte • May 27, 2014 If you’ve ever wanted to be involved in the great work that scientists do, this is your chance. Terrapins By W. Brooks Paternotte • May 20, 2014 Many of our local students are graduating from University of Maryland this week. And likely all of them know that the name of their famous mascot, Testudo, is the Latin word for tortoise.