• Lower Cliff Dwelling

    Tonto

    National Monument Arizona

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Big Brown Bat

Big Brown Bat
Eptesicus fuscus

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Wingspan: 13 – 16”; Body length: 2 1/2 – 3”
Diet: insects

These bats are found from southern Canada into Central America. They often roost in barns and under bridges, and move into caves and mines to hibernate. Apparently, some individuals use the same feeding ground on different nights. After feeding, they fly to a night roost to rest.

Big brown bats are not listed as endangered because they are widely distributed throughout their range and populations appear to be relatively stable.

Did You Know?

old photo of the Lower Cliff Dwellings

The first known written record of the cliff dwellings at Tonto National Monument dates from 1880. Archeologist Adolph Bandelier visited the dwellings in 1883, and said they were some of the best preserved he had ever seen. More...