• Lower Cliff Dwelling

    Tonto

    National Monument Arizona

Townsend's Big-eared Bat

Townsend’s Big-eared Bat
Corynorhinus townsendii

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Wingspan: 12 – 13”; Body length: 2 – 2 1/2”
Diet: moths

The big-eared bat does, indeed, have large ears – as much as 1” long.

This bat is found throughout the western US, with a few isolated populations in the eastern US. Both of the eastern subspecies are considered endangered. Human activity has caused females to abandon nursing colonies, leaving the young to starve.

Did You Know?

hillside with wildflowers

Spring can be a very colorful season at Tonto National Monument, but when will the wildflowers bloom? Rain is needed throughout the winter, and warm days are a good indicator of a full bloom ahead. If you miss the peak flowering season, remember that you’ve also missed the peak crowds. More...