British Columbia Bat Resources
Roosting male long-eared bat, probably Myotis keenii.
Caught at Cathedral Cave, September 7. 1997
(photo credit: Mark Carema)
With 17 species, British Columbia has more bats than any other part
of Canada. We have none of the exotic tropical species, but our bats have
managed to cope with the Canadian winter, a season of cold temperatures
and few insects for food. Some of our bats avoid winter by migrating
elsewhere; others hibernate in caves or old mines.
(David Nagorsen, Mammal Curator, Royal British Columbia Museum)