JIM DAMASKE | Times
Francine Prager holds a tiny evening bat for students to look at but not touch Tuesday during a visit with first-graders at Guardian Angels Catholic School in Clearwater. Prager is from Tampa Bay Bats, a rescue, rehab and education organization. She brought eight bats to the classes of Deborah Iacono and Cheryl McGlynn that were kicking off a lesson on mammals. There are 1,300 species of bats and 13 exist in Florida with five being found in the Tampa Bay area, Prager said. If you find an injured bat, visit www.tampabaybats.net.