Fantastic Bats

Diverse in appearance and amazing in flight, bats are beautiful for many reasons.

Left: Townsend's big-eared bat roosts on a rock. When this bat hibernates, its large ears fold back. Top: The pallid bat, know for eating ground insects, including scorpions. Right: A hoary bat, the most widely distributed bat in the United States and Canada.
Photo courtesy MICHAEL DURHAM