Mexican Free-Tailed Bat – Species of the Week!

Mexican Free-Tailed Bat - Tadarida brasiliensis In honor of Bat Week beginning on October 24th, this Species of the Week will be Oklahoma's most abundant bat species – the Mexican Free-tailed Bat (Tadarida brasiliensis).  This bat was named the official "Oklahoma State Flying Mammal" in 2006!  Mexican Free-tailed Bats are migratory, and by [...]

Species of the Week – Pokeweed – Phytolacca americana

Pokeweed - Phytolacca americana Although proper preparation and cooking of Pokeweeds might be necessary for human consumption, many birds feast on the ripened raw Pokeweed fruits alone. Mockingbirds, like many other bird species, are attracted to ripe purple berries. Northern Mockingbirds can be found year-round in most southern states, including Oklahoma. Likewise, Pokeweed, also [...]