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Official State Flying Mammals

Official flying mammals listed by adoption year. (List by state or year).
State Name Designated as YearList by adoption year
Texas Mexican free-tailed bat Official Flying Mammal 1995
Oklahoma Mexican free-tailed bat (Tadarida brasiliensis Official state flying mammal of the State of Oklahoma 2006
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New Jersey [ None ]    
New Mexico [ None ]    
New York [ None ]    
North Carolina [ None ]    
Ohio [ None ]    
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Stokes Beginner's Guide to Bats
Stokes Beginner's
Guide to Bats

Steve Parker

Stokes Beginner's Guide to Bats, by Kim Williams, Rob Mies, Donald W. Stokes, Lillian Stokes. 72 pages. Little, Brown and Company; 1 edition (May 2002)

A pocket-size, brilliantly colorful, simple-to-use guide to bats, containing dozens of full-color photographs that enable readers of all ages to identify the most common species; range maps; tips on attracting and observing creatures in the wild; information on habitat needs, life cycle, food preferences; and much more.

America's Neighborhood Bats: Understanding and Learning to Live in Harmony with Them

America's Neighborhood Bats: Understanding and Learning to Live in Harmony with Them, by Merlin D. Tuttle 106 pages. Publisher: University of Texas Press; 2nd edition (September 1, 2005)

Since its first publication in 1988, America's Neighborhood Bats has changed the way we look at bats by underscoring their harmless and beneficial nature. In this second revised edition, Merlin Tuttle offers bat aficionados the most up-to-date bat facts, including a wealth of new information on bat house design and current threats to bat survival.

The Bat House Builder's Handbook
The Bat House
Builder's Handbook

The Bat House Builder's Handbook, by Merlin D. Tuttle, Mark Kiser, Selena Kiser. 35 pages. Publisher: Bat Conservation International; 2nd edition (March 1, 2005)

Since 1994, The Bat House Builder's Handbook has been the definitive source for bat house information. This new edition has been completely revised to incorporate the latest research on improving the success rates for bat houses. It updates the original bat house plans and includes a new "rocket box" design, along with mounting suggestions, tips for experimentation, frequently asked bat house questions, and information about bats most likely to use bat houses.