Bats in the Santa Monica Mountains can be found foraging for insects around water sources such as lakes and streams and find refuge in man-made structures such as buildings and bridges. Out of the 25 species of bats in California, 11 species have been detected within Santa Monica Mountains National Recreation Area.
Bats confirmed in the Santa Monica Mountains
Bats likely to be detected in the Santa Monica Mountains*
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Did You Know?
Santa Monica Mountains National Recreation Area was established in 1978, but the National Park Service did not own public parkland in the area until 1980. National Park Rangers devised clever ways to promote the national park goals without land by creating thriving partnerships with many agencies.