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Bat Week – Bats of Southern Nevada

Posted by on Oct 27, 2016

Nevada is home to 23 species of bats, with some more commonly encountered than others. The Big Free-tailed Bat, Western Mastiff Bat and the Mexican Long-tongued Bat can all be found in southern Nevada. Big Free-tailed Bats eat a lot of insects, primarily moth species. Western Mastiff Bats are Nevada’s and North America’s largest bat species. Mexican Long-tongued Bats eat pollen and...

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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...

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Bat Week – Bat Facts – Bats Eat a lot of Insects

Posted by on Oct 26, 2015

In an effort to help bring awareness to all the good that bats do, NDOW is once again taking part in Bat Week from Oct. 25-31. Bat Fact: Bats eat large quantities of insects like mosquitoes, beetles, grasshoppers, moths and locusts. A single bat can eat more than 1,000 small insects per night. Bats are the only night-time predators of insects, and without them, insect populations would grow...

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Nevada Bats Infographic

Posted by on Oct 23, 2015

Nevada Bats Infographic

Nevada Bat Facts Nevada is home to 23 different species of bats. Bats eat large quantities of insects like mosquitoes, beetles, grasshoppers, moths and locusts. A single bat can eat more than 1,000 small insects per night. A colony of Mexican free-tailed bats have adopted a bridge in Reno where up to 100,000 bats roost during the summer. Bat guano is used in fertilizer. Bats are the only mammals...

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