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BATS Magazine

VOLUME 11, NO. 2 Summer 1993


ON THE COVER

California leaf-nosed bats (Macrotus californicus) are known as gleaners, which means that they catch their insect prey from foliage or pluck it from the ground, rather than in the air like most other insect-eating bats. This one is about to snatch a cricket from the tip of a cactus. Primarily desert bats of the American Southwest and the Sonoran Desert of Mexico, they are candidates for endangered or threatened status. In California, their only known winter roosts are in deep mines, highlighting how critical such roosts are to America's bats.
Photo by Merlin D. Tuttle

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All articles in this issue:
ON THE COVER
Arizona's Night Visitors
Crisis for America's Bats
Bats, Mines, and Politics
Bats and Mines: Finding Solutions
Bat Houses and Getting People Involved in Conservation
BATS and the Netherworld
BLM Signs Cooperative Agreement with BCI
WISH LIST
REVIEWS
IN TRIBUTE: DIETER PLAGE
Building the Future for BCI
Family portrait

Unless otherwise noted, all images are copyright ©Merlin D. Tuttle and/or ©Bat Conservation International