Townsend’s Big-eared Bat

Townsend are a bat of “special concern” as stated by Fish & Game – in the state of California.

Nationalparks.Gov states “today the Townsend’s Big-eared Bat, is state-listed as an Endangered species in Washington, a Sensitive species in Oregon, and as a Species of Special Concern in Texas, Montana, and California, and they are on the Blue List in British Columbia.”

Check out this beautiful colony we came across.

We were asked to remove this colony by the owners of the building. We are working closely with other conservationists to make sure nothing happens to this colony. They are vital and we love these amazing bats!

Did you know?

Fun facts • this bat curls up its ears so they look like ram’s 🐏 horns when roosting Or hibernating. 🦇 When flying they extend or contract their ears.

• These bats do not tuck themselves into cracks/crevices like many bats do, but prefer open roosting areas in large rooms.

• These mammals are sensitive to disturbances. Light and movements can cause them to awake and their ears will move as they try to identify the intruder. If the disturbance is more than a few seconds, the entire group takes flight and the roost may be abandoned. 😢

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Pallid Bat

pallid batBay facts: Pallid bats are amazing! Their ears are long and they are able to hear👂🏻 the soon to be food walking 👣along🦂🐛🐜🕷🦎They are insectivores that feed on arthropods such as crickets and are capable of consuming up to half their weight in insect every night. 👅They leave much evidence of the breakfast with bits pieces of the insect parts ☠️ on the ground in the morning. Pallids are know to be one of the stinkiest bats!! #bats #westernbatspecialists #batland #batfactsforever

Mind your manners! The pallid bat is an impressively tenacious bat, thanks in no small part to its penchant for…

Posted by Bat Conservation International on Wednesday, November 14, 2018

Pallid bats are gregarious and will roost in colonies between 20 and several hundred individuals. They love to typically roost in rock crevices, but they can also be found in attics, barns, caves and under bridges. These are extremely stinky bats! The pallid bat will night-roost by locating a place that is warm from the latent heat of the day and eat prey caught while flying or swap social information with other members in the colony.

Females will form maternity colonies. These colonies are typically small, with populations around 20 or so individuals. Each mother will give birth to one pup in May or June and the pup will stay with the mother until it can fly—usually within five to six weeks. 🦇 Pallids – bats are maternal. 🦇 Female Pallid bats do not raise newborns of other females. Some colonies will care for each other young….. but NOT pallids They only care for their own. <<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<

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