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Tag: Rafinesques Big-Eared Bat

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  • A brown bat flies through the air with wings fully extended.
    Adult Rafinesques big-eared bat soars through the night. USDA photo by the Forest Service.

    Trying out artificial bat roosts

    July 3, 2009 | 2 minute read

    Transcript Greetings and welcome to the Southern Appalachian Creature Feature. Biologists are concerned about Rafinesque’s big-eared bats because of declining populations. They tend to forsake the caves and mines we often think of as bat roosts, preferring instead abandoned buildings and tree cavities, especially across the southern portion of their range, which covers the Southeastern United States. One of the issues thought to be contributing to the decline is the loss of abandoned buildings and tree cavities.  Learn more...

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