Wednesday, June 8, 2011

Trapping Bats

Had one of the most interesting nights I've had on a job last week. In addition to the regular bat counts, we spent two nights trapping bats in Northeast Missouri. While numerous bats where caught, the project was mainly to look at the roosting habitats of the endangered Indiana bats. After being caught and measured, the bats were attached with radios and followed for several days to find where they were roosting.

Sybill Amelon trims the hair off of the back of an Indiana bat in order to attach a small radio.

Wednesday, June 1, 2011

In the Ozarks

For the next two months, I'll be working on some bat research projects around Missouri. This will mean that blog posts are fewer and far between, but so far I've been in some pretty interesting country and hopefully I'll be able to post a few photos every now and then. I'm up on the Missouri/Iowa border now but here are some photos from the last two weeks down in the Ozarks. Enjoy.

Rocky Falls

Alley Spring

Alley Spring. The blue water is in all of the Ozark springs