Having blogged about bats and viruses earlier this week, I then found out that April 17th is Bat Appreciation Day. I'd never heard of this, I think it is an American thing that started in 2015. However I found a link to a UK site for bat appreciation day, on WinCalendar. It says :
"Bat Appreciation Day aims to raise awareness of the critical role that bats have on our ecosystem. Bats have faced scrutiny due to their appearance and how they are portrayed in the media. However, they are actually beneficial to agriculture as they pollinate plants and eat insects. This provides the benefit of being able to use less pesticides on their crops."