Discover the Secret Lives of Bats

Millions of bats live in national parks. In fact, more than 45 unique species of bats live in national parks! They pollinate, eat insects, use echolocation, and fascinate visitors. Some migrate, and some hibernate. Each species is unique, except that they're all facing threats of some type in their environments.

Learn more about Bats and COVID-19

California leaf-nosed bats at Joshua Tree National Park

Celebrate Bat Week!

Bat Week is Oct. 24-31! Let's hear it for the bats! From pollinating to eating insects, bats make our world a better place.

group of people stand around an outdoor table covered with bat houses

Help Bats

Bats face many threats, but there are many things you can do to help bats.

tri-colored bat with white-nose syndrome

White-nose Syndrome

This fungal disease is wiping out bat populations.

cluster of bats on a wall


Have some fun learning about bats!

Lonnie Pilkington, Natural Resources Program Manager

Bats in Glen Canyon

This video in the Outside Science (inside parks) series is all about studying bats at Glen Canyon National Recreation Area.

Last updated: September 29, 2022


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