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  • Bat Blitz

    When the Southeastern Bat Diversity Network’s 12th Annual Bat Blitz took place at Ozark Plateau National Wildlife Refuge this summer, 735 bats from nine species were netted over just 3 nights.

    Researchers documented federally listed endangered Ozark big-eared bats and gray bats; as well as eastern red, tricolored, northern long-eared, evening, big brown, Seminole, and hoary bats. Eleven experienced bat researchers led teams of volunteers on mist-netting surveys in the Ozark Highlands of northeastern Oklahoma. This data will be used to help researchers and land managers make important decisions while dealing with the westward expansion of white-nose syndrome (learn more about white-nose syndrome here).

Last Updated: Nov 25, 2013
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