So many bats... so little time.

This Little brown bat was radio-tagged at the large Woodard Bay colony. Right away this bat flew 8 1/2 miles to Capitol Lake and spent the night feeding there. The radio-tag, which weighs only about 1/3 of a gram (yes, that's 1/80 of an ounce) is gently glued to her dorsal fur using a medical adhesive.
Capitol Lake video
August 2003

Poster presentation of 2003-4 Myotis bat commutes to Capitol Lake (2.4 mb pdf)

More Photos of Bats in Wash. & Oregon

 The "why do we need them?"  link
the Olympian article, Jan. 25, 2004
 "Living with Wildlife"  (WDFW)
Washington State law protecting bats

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