An evocative account of a year in the life of a Southern African epauletted bat. It describes her fears, her loves and her adventures and is set against a backdrop of a violently changing world, in the subtropical lushness of the Southeast coast of Africa. Seen from a bat's perspective, the story is refreshingly simple, yet lovingly detailed, conveying a conservation message and evoking a deep respect of these nocturnal foragers who can reverse man's destruction of the forests.

Dr. Sandie Sowler lived in South Africa for ten years as a teacher and zoologist. During this time she researched the lives of epauletted fruit bats for her doctorate and it is on this research that the book and its richness in detail, is based. She currently lives in Gloucestershire and is dedicated to bat conservation and environmental education.