Friday, October 30, 2009

A Pumpkin A Day

Lesser Long-nosed Bat

by Kathiesbirds 10-26-09

Lesser long-nosed bats are an endangered species. As one of the few nectar eating bats they migrate from Mexico every year following the saguaro blooms north and the agave blooms south on their long migration. They breed here in Arizona and return to Mexico for the winter. Lesser Long-nosed bats will often visit your hummingbird feeders in the fall when they are migrating south. It is quite a spectacle to see.


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4 comments:

SandyCarlson said...

I'm loving the artwork here, Kathie. Just wonderful. So vibrant. Thanks for the info on this bat, too.

Tammie Lee said...

This art is so charming and I love learning about bats.
Spirithelpers

fourwindsphotojournal said...

I would be very stattled to see a bat at the feeder. Glad to know this. Great art, and Happy Halloween!

Kathiesbirds said...

Sandy, thank you! That's nice to hear coming from you!

Tammie lee, thank you. Well, it looks like I have accomplished both things, delight and knowledge!

fourwinds, you should have seen all the bats that were here in September! They stayed for about a month! I wouldn't go outside while they were feeding but I loved watching them through the windows.