“There are lots of people in the world who don’t know me at all, except as Bat-Man.”
Meet Merlin Tuttle, a bat biologist and conservationist. Founder of the nonprofit Merlin Tuttle’s Bat Conservation, Tuttle has been studying bats in every major habitat zone around the world for 60 years. For Tuttle, it's all about how crucial bat populations are to protecting ecosystems, particularly agricultural crops. And where better to watch them emerge into the night than on an overpass bridge?