Did you know, the thousands of insects bats eat each night save farmers millions of dollars on insect control and crop damage. That makes bats the most organic form of insect control you can get. They readily devour the pests that eat our food crops and trees and spread disease.
Some bats have even been documented to have survived for over 30 years. Most bats are only able to produce one to two pups each year (some species may have up to 4 pups).
Unfortunately, right now bats have something to fear themselves – white-nose syndrome (WNS). WNS is a rapidly spreading fungal disease that has resulted in the catastrophic decline of bats throughout eastern North America. Over 5.7 million bats have already died, and because bats are long-lived and produce so few young, it will take many generations for populations to recover from this disease.
Read more information about bats, the white-nose syndrome and how you can help here.
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Great News! Thank you to our Gratitude Gourmet Readers for entering our Veggie Broccoli Recipe Contest!!
Here are the Entries in Order of Submission:
1. Dragon Rice Bowl with Marinated Tofu by Leanne Vogel
2. Baked Broccoli and Tomato with Garlic Oil Sauce by Hidemi Walsh
3. Wilted Broccoli with Fig- Apple Vinaigrette by Donna-Marie Ryan
4. Noodle Stir Fry by Amy Clouser
5. Malaysian Tofu and Broccoli Curry
6. Roasted Broccoli & Raisins by Mary Marlowe Leverette
7. Super Easy and Great Tasting Recipe by MB Food-Creations
8. Mushroom Stroganoff by Laura Francis
9. Dreamy Broccoli Risotto by Kay Kuebler
10. Oven Roasted Broccoli by Sherri Logan Williams
11. Broccoli & Cranberry Slaw by Robert Priddy
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