Brown Bag Seminar: Planting Agaves in Aid of Bat Populations
Featuring Francesca Claverie with Borderland Restoration Network
The Sky Islands of the Madrean Archipelago, here in southern Arizona, are considered important areas in need of conservation to support pollinator populations, specifically the Lesser long-nosed bat (Leptonycteris yerbabuenae). This bat was recently taken off the Endangered Species list even though its nectar source is stressed. Agave is an important bat food source in this grassland region that faces continued threats such as climate change, land development, and wild harvest of agaves for Bacanora production. Borderlands Restoration Network (BRN) is working on many aspects of the agave threats through partnerships with multiple organizations and volunteers including the National Phenology Network and their Flowers for Bats campaign, as well as Bat Conservation International, the Colectivo Sonora Silvestre in Mexico, and now recently, Colorado State University's Salazar Center.
No Registration Needed.
Zoom Link: https://arizona.zoom.us/j/83222582818