Bat Week – Tree Roosting Nevada Bats
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.