|Eastern red bat (Lasiurus borealis)|
There is one species, however, that can be found hiding in plain sight.
The Eastern red bat (Lasiurus borealis) is solitary. They spend their days roosting, hanging upside down from trees and shrubs. They look like dead leaves dangling from branches, but a closer look reveals that the leaves are covered with fur, have cute little ears and are breathing. Dead leaves really don't breathe.
Last week volunteer Rex McDaniel found one along the South Beech Trail and Dr. Louise led me to it.
- Stephen Lyn Bales