Late-autumn record of Little Brown Myotis (Myotis lucifugus) in north-central British Columbia
Keywords:Seasonal activity, autumn, hibernation, Little Brown Bat, Myotis lucifugus, temperature
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.
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