Jamaican Fruit Bat

Artibeus jamaicensis

It’s a bird, it’s a plane…Jamaican Fruit Bat

It’s a bat!  These nocturnal creatures are the best all-natural defense against insects.  They are also extremely good at pollinating plants and dispersing seeds.  There are 1,100 species of bat, nearly 20% of the mammal population on the planet is made up of bats.

Conservation Status:  More than 50% of American bat species are in severe decline or already listed as endangered.

Did you know?
Bat droppings (guano) support whole ecosystems of unique organisms and are a popular garden fertilizer.