10th Annual Mist Net Event

DSC_0029The MBWG held its 10th Annual Mist Net Event at the Choctaw Reservation, and participants included conservation officers from the Mississippi Band of Choctaw Indians.  The event included nightly mist netting, a tour of the heritage museum, and a demonstration of traditional Choctaw cooking and stick ball.  In all, the group caught a total of 31 bats and a southern leopard frog.  Species captured included Seminole bat (1), eastern red bat (15), evening bat (12), and southeastern myotis (3).  Nearly half of the bats (14) were captured in a triple high net stretched across a dry gravel road surrounded by bottomland hardwood forest.  (Photo: Amber Floyd)

See photos from the event here.

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