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17 Aug Bat Night at UC Big Creek Reserve

We had a fun night of catching bats at the UC Big Creek Reserve last night!  We caught several different Myotis spp as well as western red bats!  UCSC Undergrad Savannah Robinson (pictured here) spent the summer recording bat activity in 3 different habitats in the reserve as part of her senior thesis project.    ...

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04 Jul Bat catching is a family business!

Emma, Jo and Darwin help out with a night of pit-tagging Leptonycteris yerbabuenae at our research site in the Sierra Cacachilas.  Jo had to brave her claustrophobia to come inside the mine with us, but she was a big help.  Both Jo and Darwin are rabies-vaccinated so they could help process the bats and Emma helped out by taking down the data.  We caught and tagged about 100 bats, including...

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20 May Visiting Isla Carmen with Rick Jackson

  We visited our research cave on Isla Carmen with our friend and professional photographer Rick Jackson.  Rick took many amazing photos of both the bats and us.  Here are just a few of my favorite photos: [gallery link="file" size="medium" ids="432,433,434,435,437,438,240,441,440,442,439"]...

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11 Jan Bat hunting in caves in Sequoia-Kings Canyon National Park

I got to join Paul, Simon Topp and Avery Shawler with Paul's brother Walter today on a thorough bat search through Hurricane Crawl in Sequoia Kings Canyon National Park.  Paul, Simon and Avery have been surveying for hibernating bats throughout the many secret caves in the park.  So far, very few caves in the park seem to serve as winter hide-outs for the bats, but our team has been working really hard since...

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