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California Screaming

Hi everyone! I hope you all had a good week! Unfortunately, I have some bad news to share. DNA from the fungus that causes White Nose Syndrome has been spotted in Californian bats for the first time. The fungus was sampled from four Little Brown bats in Plumas County near Lassen Volcanic National Park. This is devastating news. There are 25 different […]

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Spiders…yum!

Hi everyone! I hope you all had a good week! I have some news to share. Early this school year, I was part of a school exchange program where a girl from German came and lived with my family for a few weeks. This time it’s my turn to visit her! Unfortunately, this means that […]

A graph from the research paper discussed in the blog post. I shows acceleration in 3d spave during 3 types of bat activity.

Hey! Can we tag you?

Hi everyone! I hope you all had a good week! I have some exciting batty news! Scientists have figured out a way to study the echolocation of bats. By studying bat echolocation, they are learning about how bats hunt for food. Researchers created a new bat tracking tag that is modeled after tags used to […]

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Colorado Cuties

 Hi everyone! I hope you all had a good week. My thoughts are with the people of Colorado right now, so I thought I’d write about a bat from there. I found an adorable species called the Long-legged Myotis. As their name suggests, Long-legged Myotis bats have longer legs than other Myotis species. This is […]

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Spring Surprises!

Hi everyone! I hope you all had a good week! Save Lucy has been getting lots of new bats. There have been a few interesting ones. There is a new Brazilian Free-tailed bat! Remember little Freda and Freddy? Now there is Nog. Nog is adorable and he is named after the nice Ferengi on Star […]