Batty for Bats – No, Really!

Batty for Bats – No, Really!

By Kristin Battestella

 

 

I knew I couldn’t stay for the whole program, but when the Free Public Library of Monroe Township posted about a special presentation called Batty for Bats, well I knew I had to take a gander!

Ms. Mary, a naturalist from the Rancocas Nature Center, 794 Rancocas Road, Westhampton, NJ 08060, quizzed local children at the library on what they knew about bats and tested them with some true or false statements. When I asked Ms. Mary if the kids attending these programs were usually creeped out, she said that the snakes and reptiles were actually quite popular – and the youths tonight agreed that bats were “cool.” After all, bats groom themselves just like cats do!

The children – and let’s be honest the parents there, too – were curious to see some of the bat materials on display. Facts on bats such as wing span and heartbeats per minute were hit home for the kids by donning some costume wings to test their own wing spans and putting on stethoscopes to hear their own heartbeats in a “How a Bat Compares to Me” activity. Everyone had a good laugh while learning the basics about bats from Ms. Mary – who confessed to not actually being a bat expert because she prefers bugs.

Based in Burlington County within the 200 acre Rancocas Park and formerly part of the New Jersey Audubon Society, The Rancocas Nature Center puts on a variety of nature and educational programs in South Jersey. For more information, visit rancocasnaturecenter.org or follow facebook.com/FriendsofRNC to support their programs.

 

And no, there are no vampire bats in New Jersey, thanks for asking.

 

A very special Thank You to Ms. Mary, the Rancocas Nature Center, and the Monroe Library for allowing me to stop by the program and take a few pictures!

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HorrorAddicts.net, 163 Finale Special, Theresa Braun, Tarot Visions Podcast

Horror Addicts Episode# 163
SEASON 13 “We’re CURSED!!!”
Season Finale!
Horror Hostess: Emerian Rich
With Special Guests: Ari, Cam, and Mercy Hollow
Intro Music by: Valentine Wolfe

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cursed recap

theresa braun, tarot visions podcast with rose and jaymi, zwaremachine

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11 days till halloween

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Theresa Braun

https://www.amazon.com/Theresa-Braun/e/B007YTA6C2

Tarot Visions Podcast

https://tarotvisions.podbean.com/e/tarot-visions-chatting-with-emerian-rich-of-horroradditsnet/

Jaymi Elford

http://www.shadesofmaybe.com/

RoseRed

https://twitter.com/RoseRedTarot

 

Sinister Creature Con

monsterman studios

Insta: monsterman1985

blind scream haunted house
www.blindscream.com

The Homicidal Homemaker

www.thehomicidalhomemaker.com

dimond works

Facebook: dimondworks

andy sciazko
http://www.andysciazkoartart.com

steven williams

www.svwilliamsart.com

mary syring

www.marysyring.com

silhouettes by jordan

Facebook: silhouettesbyjordan

dragonscript

www.dragonscript.net

latent images, night of the living dead

www.dreamsandvisionspress.com

evangeline’s costume shop, murder and mayhem a scavenger hunt

http://www.evangelinescostumemansion.com

jeremy dale

www.valleydweller.com

chateau cher

(I can’t find the website! x.x)

eyescream

www.eyescreamjewelry.com

chris, baycon, david brin, gary villarreal, wanda kurtcu

www.baycon.org

rick kitagawa

http://www.patreon.com/evilpinclub

steven rose jr.
http://www.faroutfantasic.blogspot.com

karyn keene dracula files   

www.storyforgeproductions.com

spikes curio shoppe

https://www.etsy.com/shop/SpikesCurioShoppe

emo weasel

www.emoweasel.com

 

 

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Heirloom

Narrator: Emerian Rich

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Naching T. Kassa

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Phillip Cohen

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HorrorAddicts.net, 162 Mary Turzillo and Marge Simon

Horror Addicts Episode# 162

SEASON 13 “We’re CURSED!!!”

Horror Hostess: Emerian Rich

Intro Music by: Valentine Wolfe

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the evil eye

mary turzillo, marge simon | tales from the darkside s1 | lords of october

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25 days till halloween

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Satan’s Sweethearts voices

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Julie Hoverson

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HorrorAddicts.net, 161 HR Boldwood

Horror Addicts Episode# 161

SEASON 13 “We’re CURSED!!!”

Horror Hostess: Emerian Rich

Intro Music by: Valentine Wolfe

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cursed places

hr boldwood | spaulding | kong skull island

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39 days till halloween

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BRAIN tree

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Lodgers
https://www.irishpost.com/news/netflix-horror-film-the-lodgers-159185

Train to Busan sequel
https://metro.co.uk/2018/08/14/sequel-to-hit-zombie-film-train-to-busan-confirmed-by-director-7835543/?ito=cbshare

Madame Zelda voices

Narrator: Emerian Rich
http://www.emzbox.com

Kadirah Wade, voice actress


Cedar George
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Dave Strom
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Ghastly Games with Daphne Strasert: Igor

Introduction

I have never actually see the 2008 CGI animated movie Igor. In fact, I can’t say that I was even really aware that there was a CGI animated movie called Igor. But I found this gem of a game at my local second-hand bookstore and one thing led to another, so here we are.

I haven’t reviewed many games that are suitable for children, so this is a pleasant change of pace for you Horror Addicts with little monsters at home. Igor is suitable for ages 7+ (and younger if you’re willing to provide a little help). It is played with 1-4 people and takes about 20 minutes.

Game Play

In Igor, you are a scientist in a desperate race to complete monsters for the science fair. First, shuffle the monster deck and set out three incomplete monsters. Each monster requires certain numbers and types of parts which are shown on their card.

On your turn, roll the dice to gain the necessary parts. You can use as many dice as you want from the roll to furnish a monster then reroll the rest. If at the end of your turn, a monster has all the necessary parts, yell, “Pull the switch!” and gain the points printed on the monster’s card. However, if none of your dice can be used to add to a monster, you lose the rest of your turn and any completed monsters are discarded and replaced.

When the draw pile of monsters runs out, the player with the most points wins.

Game Experience

Igor was just plain fun. The mechanics are simple, so it takes less than five minutes to learn the rules. For a game made as a promotional material, I was impressed with the playability. This is a game that can be fun for both children and adults. Children can play it as a game of chance, but there is room to scale up the strategy of the dice rolls with adults.

The art is good—in line with the movie style—and fits the monstrous theme. There aren’t many pieces and they are cheaply made, but since the game is intended for children, I count that as a plus.

The best part of the game is, without doubt, making everyone say “PULL THE SWITCH” in the loudest, most ridiculous voice possible.

Final Thoughts

Igor is fun, simple, and silly. It is a perfect addition for a children’s game box (or an adult collection). However, since the movie faded into oblivion over a decade ago, the most difficult part may be finding it.

HorrorAddicts.net, 160 Michele Roger

Horror Addicts Episode# 160

SEASON 13 “We’re CURSED!!!”

Horror Hostess: Emerian Rich

Intro Music by: Valentine Wolfe

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egyptian curses

michele roger | the mummy 1959 | the barbarellatones

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53 days till halloween

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Ranker.com Curses Came True?

https://www.ranker.com/list/ancient-egyptian-curses-unleashed-by-archaeologists/tamar-altebarmakian

Jeff – Mummies link

http://www.foxnews.com/science/2018/08/21/cursed-ancient-egyptian-sarcophagus-reveals-its-grisly-secrets.html

 

The Harpist voices

Narrator: Emerian Rich

http://www.emzbox.com

Elizabeth- Astrid Madsen

https://www.facebook.com/astridmad

Mike – Jeffery Kohld Kelly

https://horroraddicts.wordpress.com/author/mourninglightrecords/

Marty – Jesse Gilbert

https://www.facebook.com/RazTSlasher

 

 

HorrorAddict.net Sub Call Kill Switch

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HorrorAddicts.net, 159 Patrick C. Greene

Horror Addicts Episode# 159

SEASON 13 “We’re CURSED!!!”

Horror Hostess: Emerian Rich

Intro Music by: Valentine Wolfe

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cursed books

patrick c. greene | the creptter children | penny dreadful s3

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67 days till halloween

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Courtney – Haunt Jaunts vid series
https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCGRFl9SAqCNzAKP0sMUGi2A

 

BOOKS:

Article Sarah Laskow

https://www.atlasobscura.com/articles/protect-your-library-the-medieval-way-with-horrifying-book-curses

Cursed Tablets

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Curse_tablet

Morbid Curiosity Podcast – The Codex Gigas (Aug 14, 2017)

http://mcpod.libsyn.com/

Belfry App

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Stingy Jack

Narrator: Emerian Rich

http://www.emzbox.com

The Devil – Jesse Gilbert

https://www.facebook.com/RazTSlasher

Jack – Jeffery Kohld Kelly

https://horroraddicts.wordpress.com/author/mourninglightrecords/

 

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