Saturday, May 19, 2007

A Bat in the Hand

One of the findings last night was a pippistrelle bat, caught in a mist net by the midnight bat team. Mist-netting is a common technique for trapping birds and bats. A mesh net about the size of a volleyball net is set up in the wild, nearly invisible to bats and birds, who fly into them.

Photograph by Colin Langston


Species Count: 410

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