Late-autumn record of Little Brown Myotis (Myotis lucifugus) in north-central British Columbia

Authors

  • Roy V. Rea Univeristy of Northern BC
  • Candyce E. Huxter University of Northern BC

DOI:

https://doi.org/10.22621/cfn.v134i3.2491

Keywords:

Seasonal activity, autumn, hibernation, Little Brown Bat, Myotis lucifugus, temperature

Abstract

Little Brown Myotis (Myotis lucifugus) inhabits north-central British Columbia (BC), but its flight activity at the onset of hibernation is not well known. On 31 October 2019, we saw three bats flying in patterns that suggested feeding, near the north shore of the Fraser River near Prince George, BC. Observations of Little Brown Myotis flying this late in the autumn have not previously been documented this far north in interior BC. We photographed the bats, and here we describe the encounter and discuss the scientific value of our observation.

Author Biographies

Roy V. Rea, Univeristy of Northern BC

Senior Laboratory Instructor, Ecosystem Science and Management

Candyce E. Huxter, University of Northern BC

Bachelor's candidate

Published

2020-11-28

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