Bat Outta Green-Wood

About three weeks ago, I was surprised by a bat in Green-Wood batting around in the early afternoon. It zipped about in a clearing for a moment or three.
It was an Eastern Red (Lasiurus borealis). Too bad I was in the bat’s shadow.

Just heard about a more recent sighting: warm days can bring them out, but is there enough for them to eat?

The Eastern Red Bat is not one of the species that migrate to spend winters in cave hibernacula. They will move to warmer climates, for instance into the southeast. But now that it’s so damn warm up here, too, will they stick around? When it does get cold, they can burrow into the leaf litter (huh!) and enter a state of torpor for short periods of time.

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