Supporting the Mutual Affair of Agaves and Bats (Facilitated by Steve Plath)
Bat Conservation International (BCI) recently began an initiative to enhance habitat for the Lesser long-nosed bat in southeastern Arizona and southwestern New Mexico. This bat, along with two other North American species, are primarily nectar feeders, relying on cactus and agave flowers to supply their energy needs during their annual migration between the US and Mexico. In 2019 BCI contacted the Gila Native Plant Nursery to grow thousands of native agaves (Agave palmeri and A. parryi) for planting at strategic locations along the migratory paths of these bats. This presentation will illustrate the unique blend of combining horticulture, plant production and field implementation with a targeted focus for conservation of an animal species.
Supporting the Mutual Affair of Agave...
Date and Time
Sunday Jun 11, 2023 1:00 PM - 3:00 PM MDT
Sunday, June 11th / 1:00pm
Whiskey Creek Zócalo 11786 HWY 180 East, Silver City, NM