Thursday, March 8, 2012
Bats' Night Out
The week was filled with fun activities for the students, including Pajama Day and Dress Like a Wild Animal Day on Wednesday. Wednesday also included a lecture from Dr. Bruce Miller about bats and why they are important. That evening, the students accompanied Bruce into the field for a night of "batting" and the opportunity to meet some bats "up close and personal." They listened to bat echolocation calls recorded via special equipment and were able to see a few small bats, captured and released from the harp traps (see above; two tiny bats are clinging to the canvas capture bag).