What are Kira and Toryn doing?
We’re following bats! Rob and Jeremy placed radio transmitters on the backs of nine female and one male little brown bats. We are using radio telemeters to track the signal emitted by the radio transmitter to the bats’ locations. When we find the bats, we collect data on their roosting site, including what type of structure they’re roosting in (such as a building or a tree), temperature, roost opening height, total structure height, slope, aspect, elevation, UTM, and other descriptors depending upon the structure type.
|Little brown bats in a bat box at Rehder Ranch.|
|Roosting little brown bat.|
What does a normal day look like?
|One method for tracking bats is using a car-mounted antenna for radio telemetry.|
|Kira and Toryn locating bats with radio telemetry.|
|Setting up for mist netting at Sarvis Creek Cabin.|
|Nighttime setup for a roost count.|
|Kira’s rainbow trout.|
|Toryn’s first monstrous catch of the day!|