Friday, November 10, 2006

Night flight

The bats have returned with the slightly cooler night air. Plants with evening fragrance are obviously pollinated by the numerous night flying insects around the finca.

An abundance of farms and barns around our home provides the ideal roosting site for the bats.

As the garden develops we will incorporate low voltage lighting in selected areas to both illuminate the plants and also create a theatre for the bats. The lighting needs to be low key to take advantage of the brilliant night sky we experience here. Frequent shooting stars animate the star lit night, though light pollution occurs in the city and tourist zones just a short distance away.

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