Mary's Monday Metazoan: Children of the night. What music they make!

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This one isn't about the picture; go listen to the singing of the bats.

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Behold her, single in the field, Yon solitary Highland Lass! Reaping and singing by herself; Stop here, or gently pass! Alone she cuts and binds the grain, And sings a melancholy strain; O listen! for the Vale profound Is overflowing with the sound. No Nightingale did ever chaunt More welcome notes…
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