By this time, especially if you are a wildlife lover, you ought to know that bats use a technique known as “echolocation”. This method involves bouncing sound waves off of nearby objects. By listening to the echo that bounces off of nearby objects, bats are able to perceive their position relative to other objects or other bats in the environment. By having this echolocation ability, bats are able to do all of their hunting at night. For bats, dodging large obstacles during night flying is easy with echolocation. However, what happens when there are too many bat echoes in one area? How does each bat recognize its own echo?
Well, according to bat expert, Dr. Amanda Adams, bats are able to discern between the sources of an echo rather easily. But, in order for a bat to avoid confusing its echoes with the echoes of another bat, the bats simply dismiss any information contained within the echo since sometimes there are so many bats flying in one area, that some bats just hang back and wait until the party dies down, or they may venture elsewhere for resources.
Have you ever witnessed a mass of bats flying aimlessly in one particular area during the dark evening hours of the summer?