A boy on his way to the baseball field. Younger boys wave to him as he walks along.

Baseball Uniform

A boy on his way to the baseball field. Younger boys wave to him as he walks along.

An umpire flips a coin and calls out, "heads or tails!" as the children look on.

Baseball, Heads or Tails

An umpire flips a coin and calls out, "heads or tails!" as the children look on.

The bat "never likes to rest upon the ground, and it takes its rest always by hanging itself up by the two hooks in its wings", (Hooker, 1886).

Bat

The bat "never likes to rest upon the ground, and it takes its rest always by hanging itself up by the…

Men looking at a baseball bat

Bat

Men looking at a baseball bat

"A small bird like animal, resembling a mouse."

Bat

"A small bird like animal, resembling a mouse."

A mammal that uses its webbed forelimbs to fly.

Bat

A mammal that uses its webbed forelimbs to fly.

"Bat, one of the group of wing-handed, flying mammals, having the fore-limb peculiarly modified so as to serve for flight, and constituting the order Cheiroptera." -Vaughan, 1906

Bat Head

"Bat, one of the group of wing-handed, flying mammals, having the fore-limb peculiarly modified so as…

The head of the chin leafed bat. "Bat, one of the group of wing-handed, flying mammals, having the fore-limb peculiarly modified so as to serve for flight, and constituting the order Cheiroptera." -Vaughan, 1906

Chin Leafed Bat Head

The head of the chin leafed bat. "Bat, one of the group of wing-handed, flying mammals, having the fore-limb…

The head of the flower-nosed bat. "Bat, one of the group of wing-handed, flying mammals, having the fore-limb peculiarly modified so as to serve for flight, and constituting the order Cheiroptera." -Vaughan, 1906

Flower-Nosed Bat Head

The head of the flower-nosed bat. "Bat, one of the group of wing-handed, flying mammals, having the…

The head of the Hammer-Headed Bat (Hypsignathus monstrosus). Also known as the big-lipped bat, it is in the Pteropodidae family of megabats.

Hammer-Headed Bat Head

The head of the Hammer-Headed Bat (Hypsignathus monstrosus). Also known as the big-lipped bat, it is…

The Brown Long-Eared Bat (Plecotus auritus) is a mammal in the Vespertilionidae family of evening bats.

Brown Long-Eared Bat

The Brown Long-Eared Bat (Plecotus auritus) is a mammal in the Vespertilionidae family of evening bats.

Nycteris Thebaica. "In this genus both the tail and the interfemoral membrane are greatly developed, the ears are large but seperate, and the nasal appendages are concealed. These bats have the skin of the body very loose, forming a sac, which communicates with the mouth by a small opening with the mouth by a small opening in the cheek." —Goodrich, 1885

Egyptian Slit-Faced Bat

Nycteris Thebaica. "In this genus both the tail and the interfemoral membrane are greatly developed,…

The flying fox (Pteropus) is a bat in the Pteropodidae family of megabats.

Flying Fox Bat

The flying fox (Pteropus) is a bat in the Pteropodidae family of megabats.

The head of a megaderm bat, in life size.

Head of Megaderm Bat

The head of a megaderm bat, in life size.

Bat, one of the group of wing-handed, flying mammals, having the forelimb peculiarly modified so as to serve for flight, and constituting the order Chiroptera.

Horseshoe Bat

Bat, one of the group of wing-handed, flying mammals, having the forelimb peculiarly modified so as…

Skeleton and outline of bat.

Horseshoe Bat

Skeleton and outline of bat.

The kalong bat can have a wingspan up to five feet. Its head is like that of the fox, and it lives primarily on fruits. They live in groups in trees.

Kalong Bat

The kalong bat can have a wingspan up to five feet. Its head is like that of the fox, and it lives primarily…

The sense of hearing is acute in bats. They find prey by way of echolocation. The long-eared bat is an insectivorous species.

Long-Eared Bat

The sense of hearing is acute in bats. They find prey by way of echolocation. The long-eared bat is…

The head of a long-eared bat, in life size.

Long-Eared Bat

The head of a long-eared bat, in life size.

"Bat is the common name of all animals of the class mammalia which are furnished with true wings, and so are capable of really flying or propelling themselves in the air. Bats are now generally placed by naturalists in the order cheiroptera, although, like many other animals of that great order, most of them are by no means exclusively carnivorous. Upward of 130 species have been described, and there is great probability that the actual number existing is very much greater."—(Charles Leonard-Stuart, 1911)

Long-Eared Bat

"Bat is the common name of all animals of the class mammalia which are furnished with true wings, and…

"<em>Macroglossus</em>. Of this genus there is only a single species. It is but three inches long, and is remarkable for the length of its protrusile tounge, which may be extended up to two inches." —Goodrich, 1885

Macroglossus

"Macroglossus. Of this genus there is only a single species. It is but three inches long, and…

The bat genus Nyctalus (Noctule bats) are Evening bats. They are distributed in the temperate and subtropical areas of Europe, Asia and North Africa.

Skeleton and Wing Membranes of the Noctule Bat

The bat genus Nyctalus (Noctule bats) are Evening bats. They are distributed in the temperate and subtropical…

Vespertilio Discolor. A bat of the Genus Vespertilio, which are small and numerous. They are voracious and devour an immernse quantity of insects.

Particolour Bat

Vespertilio Discolor. A bat of the Genus Vespertilio, which are small and numerous. They are voracious…

The pug-nosed bat. "Bat, one of the group of wing-handed, flying mammals, having the fore-limb peculiarly modified so as to serve for flight, and constituting the order Cheiroptera." -Vaughan, 1906

Pug-Nosed Bat

The pug-nosed bat. "Bat, one of the group of wing-handed, flying mammals, having the fore-limb peculiarly…

Bats are chiefly ncturnal. The wing is a fold of skin supported by the arm and the elongated fingers.

Red Bat

Bats are chiefly ncturnal. The wing is a fold of skin supported by the arm and the elongated fingers.

Vespertilio Limnophilus. A bat of the Genus Vespertilio, which are small and numerous. They are voracious and devour an immernse quantity of insects.

Silesian Bat

Vespertilio Limnophilus. A bat of the Genus Vespertilio, which are small and numerous. They are voracious…

The Spectral Bat or False Vampire Bat (Vampyrum spectrum) is a mammal in the Phyllostomidae family of New World leaf-nosed bats.

Spectral Bat

The Spectral Bat or False Vampire Bat (Vampyrum spectrum) is a mammal in the Phyllostomidae family of…

The Thumbless Bat (Furipterus horrens) is a bat in the Furipteridae family of the smokey and thumbless bats. This species was once known as the synonym Furia horrens.

Thumbless Bat

The Thumbless Bat (Furipterus horrens) is a bat in the Furipteridae family of the smokey and thumbless…

The vampire bat of South America measures two or three feet from wingtip to wingtip. It lives by sucking blood from other vertebrates while they sleep and commonly without awakening them.

Vampire Bat

The vampire bat of South America measures two or three feet from wingtip to wingtip. It lives by sucking…

Vampire bats have very large upper incisors.  They suck the blood of cows and other livestock.

Vampire Bat

Vampire bats have very large upper incisors. They suck the blood of cows and other livestock.

<p>A simple illustration of bats flying out into the night over a pumpkin orange moon.</p>
<p>Illustrated by James Basom Seaman II</p>

Bats over the moon

A simple illustration of bats flying out into the night over a pumpkin orange moon. Illustrated by James…

"Head of Centurio Senex." &mdash;The Encyclopedia Britannica, 1903

Centurio Senex

"Head of Centurio Senex." —The Encyclopedia Britannica, 1903

Man demonstrating the cut.

Cricket

Man demonstrating the cut.

The bowler.

Cricket

The bowler.

Man demonstrating the drive.

Cricket

Man demonstrating the drive.

The wicket-keeper.

Cricket

The wicket-keeper.

Cricket game.

Cricket

Cricket game.

<p>Haunted mansion on a hill on a forested moonlit backdrop.</p>

<p>Illustrated by James Basom Seaman II</p>

Haunted Mansion

Haunted mansion on a hill on a forested moonlit backdrop. Illustrated by James Basom Seaman II

This is an illustration of a baseball game. Baseball is played on a large field that has four bases laid out in a square, positioned like a diamond, whose outlines mark the course a runner must take to score. Teams alternate positions as batters and fielders, exchanging places when three members of the batting team are put out. Batters try to hit a pitched ball out of reach of the fielding team and complete a circuit around the bases in order to score a run.

Baseball Game Illustration

This is an illustration of a baseball game. Baseball is played on a large field that has four bases…

"Is ten to eighteen inches long, pale grayish-brown, snout elongated into a point, skin like shagreen, with long scattering tubercles." &mdash; Goodrich, 1859

Bat Malthea

"Is ten to eighteen inches long, pale grayish-brown, snout elongated into a point, skin like shagreen,…

"Skeleton and volar Membranes of the Noctule Bat. c, clavicle; h, humerus; r, radius; u, ulna; d1, first digit or pollex; d2, d3, d4, d5, other digits of the manus supporting um, the wing-membrane; m, m, metacarpal bones; ph1, first phalanx; ph2, second phalanx; ph3, third phalanx; am, antebrachial membrane; f, femur; t, tibia; fb, fibula (rudimentary); c, calcaneum or calcar supporting im, the interfemoral membrane; pcl, post-calcaneal lobe." &mdash;The Encyclopedia Britannica, 1903

Noctule Bat

"Skeleton and volar Membranes of the Noctule Bat. c, clavicle; h, humerus; r, radius; u, ulna; d1, first…

"So peculiar and strange is the structure of these animals, that the first specimen discovered was classed by one naturalist as a bird, by another as a species of bat, and by yet a third as a flying reptile." &mdash; Goodrich, 1844

Pterodactyle skeleton

"So peculiar and strange is the structure of these animals, that the first specimen discovered was classed…

"Head of Rhinolophus Mitratus." &mdash;The Encyclopedia Britannica, 1903

Rhinolophus Mitratus

"Head of Rhinolophus Mitratus." —The Encyclopedia Britannica, 1903

The head of a rhinolophus nobilis bat, in life size.

Rhinolophus Nobilis

The head of a rhinolophus nobilis bat, in life size.

"The bats of this genus have a long, slender tail, without hair, looking like a sharp, jointed bone, which gives them a very curious apperance. The species are <em>R. microphyllus</em>, found in Eypt, and the <em>R. Hardwichii</em>" &mdash;Goodrich, 1885

Rhinopomus Microphyllus

"The bats of this genus have a long, slender tail, without hair, looking like a sharp, jointed bone,…

In the bat, the forelimbs are much longer than the hindlimbs and have several of the fingers greatly lengthened.

Bat Skeleton

In the bat, the forelimbs are much longer than the hindlimbs and have several of the fingers greatly…

<p>A stylized haunted gothic styled mansion with moon, bats, jack-o-lanterns. The whole deal</p>

<p>Illustrated by James Basom Seaman II</p>

SpoOooky House

A stylized haunted gothic styled mansion with moon, bats, jack-o-lanterns. The whole deal Illustrated…