Explore some of the Bat activities of the South Puget Sound area
2014 Bat Walks at Olympia's Capitol Lake on June 27th (9:00pm), July 12th, and Aug. 9th (8:30pm)  Click here for details.
Green Power? Read this Bat Conservation Int'l report on bat kills at wind farms: http://www.vawind.org/Assets/Docs/Battered.pdf
This Little Brown Myotis was radio-tagged at the large Woodard Bay colony. Right away this bat flew 8.5 miles (13 km) to Capitol Lake, and spent the entire night feeding there. The miniature radio-tag weighs only about 1/3 of a gram (1/80 of an ounce) and is gently glued to her fur using a medical adhesive. Although I can sometimes hear it up to a couple of miles away on my tracking radios, when they are skimming the surface of the water feeding on midges and caddis flies, the range is only several hundred meters.
"So many bats... so little time."
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