Welcome to Fast Facts with Reasons for Hope!
I’m Carl Kerby, and we’re talking about one of God’s most diverse and amazing creatures … the bat!
Fact is … God created bats to play a vital role in the pollination process. You may think that bats just eat insects, but not so. Yes, 70% of bats eat insects and small bugs for food, but almost 30% consume various types of fruit and nectar. And those 30% are important.
We think of bees as the primary pollinator of plants, but bats are responsible for pollinating over 500 species of flowers. More importantly, they often pollinate the pale nocturnal flowers that bees avoid.
Many of the flowers that bats pollinate may be beautiful to look at, but not to smell. Their smell is created by Sulphur-containing compounds.
In order to pollinate some plants, bats need some very special equipment. But, our time’s up so we’ll have to talk about that in the next Fast Facts with Reasons for Hope. Until then, stay bold!