When: Fri., May 13, 7:30-9 p.m. 2016
Bats have evolved two primary overwintering strategies: hibernation and migration. Although hibernation in bats is relatively well-studied, our understanding of migration is rudimentary. Recent technological advances have revealed much about the movements and ecology of bats, and Humboldt County redwood forests provide important wintering sites for migratory bats. Ted Weller, Wildlife Ecologist at Redwood Sciences Laboratory, will describe the many tools used to study the bats’ migratory ecology and the exhilaration of making new discoveries.