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Bat Week – Tree Roosting Nevada Bats

Posted by on Oct 26, 2016

Nevada is home to 23 species of bats, with some more commonly encountered than others.

The Tree Roosters – Nevada is home to an entire group of bat species that spend very little time in caves.

  • Hoary Bats roost alone, 10 – 40 feet above the ground in deciduous or coniferous forest canopy.
  • Western Red Bats prefer cottonwood gallery riparian forests and are extremely rare in most of the west.
  • Western Yellow Bats prefer the California Palm habitat of southern Nevada’s Colorado River’s tributaries.
  • Silver-haired Bats roost almost exclusively in trees in the summer.
  • Long-eared Myotis spends a considerable amount of time in Nevada’s Pinion Juniper and Sub-Alpine coniferous forests.

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