Wait, is that a hummingbird? No – it’s a bat!
Lesser long-nosed bats that pollinate agave and saguaro cacti in Arizona have been forced to use hummingbird feeders after a widespread failure in the agave bloom in 2006. 
However, many Tucson residents have come to love their new backyard wildlife and have become citizen scientists that conduct monitoring programs and serve as stewards for bat conservation.  
Learn more at http://1.usa.gov/JUGv8f    
Photo: A lesser long-nosed bat visiting a hummingbird feeder in Tucson, AZ. These bats will often empty an entire feeder in one night.  (Courtesy Richard Spitzer)



 



 

Wait, is that a hummingbird? No – it’s a bat!

Lesser long-nosed bats that pollinate agave and saguaro cacti in Arizona have been forced to use hummingbird feeders after a widespread failure in the agave bloom in 2006. 

However, many Tucson residents have come to love their new backyard wildlife and have become citizen scientists that conduct monitoring programs and serve as stewards for bat conservation. 

Learn more at http://1.usa.gov/JUGv8f    

Photo: A lesser long-nosed bat visiting a hummingbird feeder in Tucson, AZ. These bats will often empty an entire feeder in one night.  (Courtesy Richard Spitzer)

 

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    Sadly our bat populations here are suffering from white nose syndrome :(. This would be really cool to see in person.
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