Acoustic bat monitoring on May 25

Our early-season late-night trip around Lake of the Falls with the acoustic bat monitor, provided by the North Lakeland Discovery Center, detected four out of our usual five species of bats. Take a look at this map to see where we found them!

 

We were especially happy to see that a few of our Little Browns survived their winter hibernation and weren’t done in by White Nose Syndrome, which has killed millions of bats nationwide over the last several years. Our little guys are survivors! And the only missing species, Eastern Red bats, usually don’t show up until later in the year. Our next survey is scheduled for the third week in July, so we’ll find out then if they make a repeat appearance. Stay tuned!

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