Saturday, June 18, 2016
Bat Series: Hoary Bat
Lasiurus cinereus, or hoary bats, are one of America's largest species of bats, averaging anywhere from 5.1 to 5.7 inches (13 to 14.5 cm) long with a 15.5 inch (40 cm) wingspan. They get the name hoary bat, from the frost tipped appearance of their fur. The bats love to hide in the foliage, and tend to stay far away from human habitats. The bats can cover as much as 24 miles foraging for food in a night, and they also migrate in patterns much the same as birds (even following the migratory patterns of some bird species). To me they look like cute, tiny wolves, with wings! So cute!