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Hoary Bat

Hoary Bat

Lasiurus cinereu  The hoary bat is has a grizzled camouflage appearance including some yellowish fur. Unlike most bats, the tail membrane is furred, which provides insulation for this tree-roosting bat. The hoary bat is solitary; it does not congregate in maternal nursing colonies unlike many other BC bat species. Twins are born in June and nurse for about eight weeks. Hoary bats are present on Salt Spring in summer only, migrating south in winter. Photo credit Washington State Fish and Game

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