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Flowers for Bats

The US Fish & Wildlife Service, in partnership with the USA-NPN, seeks to better understand where and when nectar sources are available for lesser long-nosed bats (Leptonycteris yerbabuenae) while they are in Southern Arizona raising their young. This data collection program is part of the post-delisting monitoring program for the lesser long-nosed bat. Federal and volunteer participants from across southeastern Arizona will use Nature's Notebook to document flowering timing of columnar cacti and penincular agave. Data will help the USFWS to better understand whether flowering timing is shifting or becoming mismatched with the presence of the bats.

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