lesser long nosed bat

BATS IN YOUR BACKYARD

Welcome to your daily dose of bat facts through October. Happy national bat month!

The lesser long-nosed bat is from Central and North America. It’s about 3 inches long, with no visible tail. They do not feed on insects, instead they prefer nectar from night-blooming plants such as organ pipe cactus, agave, and saguaro. This means that they are important pollinators of these night-blooming plants. Though they can be found in North America, they only migrate to some southern states during the summer months.