We are excited to announce that
species of plants and animals have now been identified in the Preserve.
During a pilot bat acoustic monitoring project, ASU Master of Science candidate Jessie Dwyer detected 12 bat species in the Preserve.
Of these, she found 8 species of bats not previously identified in the Preserve! These are the Western mastiff bat, Mexican free-tailed bat,
free-tailed bat, pallid bat, Western red bat, Western yellow bat, silver-haired bat, Western small-footed bat.
Many more species remain to be discovered. We discover more each year and will keep you posted as we do!
Photo: Pallid bat, one of the new species detected in the Preserve. Credit- Randall D. Babb.