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Posted by: atowhee | December 23, 2017

A TRANSCENDENTAL BAT

From the journals of Henry David Thoreau, August 10, 1860:

“Saw this evening, behind a picture in R. W. E.’s* dining-room, the hoary bat. First heard it fluttering as dusk–it having hung there all day.  Its rear parts covered with a fine hoary down.”

No window screens in 1860.

*  Ralph Waldo Emerson

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