Pallid bat as the California state bat?

April 16, 2018

On July 25, 2017, the California State Senate made a resolution to recognize the importance of the pallid bat.
A colony of roosting Pallid Bats (Antrozous pallidus) at Madera Canyon, Santa Rita Mountains, southeastern Arizona. Photo Credit: Geoff Gallice

A colony of roosting Pallid Bats (Antrozous pallidus) at Madera Canyon, Santa Rita Mountains, southeastern Arizona. Photo Credit: Geoff Gallice

Thank you to Dave Johnston for his hard work!

For more information, see here:

http://www.cosam.calpoly.edu/news/california%E2%80%99s-next-representative-state-bat

“... if these efforts are successful, California would become the fifth state in the nation to formally acknowledge the impactful beneficial roles played by a particular bat species, in tandem with recognizing bats generally as fascinating mammals that contribute to the diversity and environmental health of ecosystems worldwide; ...”