July 13, 2013 Bat Walk
We had a great group of people who helped to count bats at one of the known roosts on the Richard and Donna O’Neill Conservancy. We counted about 67 bats from 4 species: the most common was the big brown bat. Bat biologist, Stephanie Remington educated the public on the importance of these wonderful mammals, what to do and not do if you find a bat as well as dispelling silly myths surrounding them. We had a beautiful clear night and were even able to view 4 planets and several constellations in the moonlight. We stopped and stood still at one point and listened in the partial darkness for other signs of wildlife. There was lots of scurrying around out on The Reserve at night.