Protecting and enhancing the natural values of Salt Spring Island and its surrounding waters


Long-legged Myotis

Long-legged Myotis

Myotis volans  This large Myotis bat has belly fur extending as far as the knees and elbows. The ears are rounded and fairly short. The Long-legged Myotis is associated with coniferous forests, especially old growth. Roosts have been found in snags, live trees, crevices, steam banks, and buildings. The most common prey is moths, although many insect species are taken. The female produces one young per year.

Photo by National Park Service