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  • There are nine species of bats found in New York State
                Little Brown Bat (Myotis lucifugus)
                Big Brown Bat (Eptesicus fuscus)
                Small-Footed Bat (Myotis leibii)
                Northern Long-earred Bat (Myotis septentrionalis)
                Indiana Bat (Myotis sodalis)
                Eastern Pipistrelle (Pipistrellus subflavus)
                Silver-Haired Bat (Lasionycteris noctivigans)
                Hoary Bat (Lasiurus cinereus)
                Red Bat (Lasiurus borealis)
  • There are more than 1200 species of bats found throughout the world
  • The smallest bat in the world is called the Bumblebee Bat. (It is also known as Kitti's Hog nosed Bat.) It lives in Thailand and is so small that it weighs less than a penny.
  • The largest bats in the world are the flying foxes. Some have been found with wingspans measuring up to six feet.
 Bat Books For Kids
  • Stellaluna by Janelle Cannon
  • Bats at the Library by Brian Lies
  • Bats: A Creativity Book for Young Conservationists by Jane F.G. Jennings
  • Bats: Swift Shadows in the Twilight by Ann C. Cooper
  • Bats in the Dining Room by Crescent Dragonwagon
  • Bat Loves the Night by Nicola Davies
  • Silverwing by Kenneth Oppel
  • Bats of the World by Gary L. Graham
 Bat Books for Adults
  • America's Neighborhood Bats by Merlin Tuttle
  • Bats in Question by Don E. Wilson
  • The Bat House Builder's Handbook by Merlin Tuttle and Donna Hensley
  • Stokes Beginner's Guide to Bats by Kim Williams (Editor)
  • Owls Aren't Wise & Bats Aren't Blind by Warner Shedd
Bat Web Links