MBWG at Earth Day BioBlitz

Members of the group gathered at DeSoto National Forest for an Earth Day Bioblitz held on April 26-29. Participants shared their knowledge of various taxa and documented over 250 species during the event. The MS Bat Working Group mist netted on April 26 and 27, documenting three bat species and a Chuck-Will’s-widow. While Seminole bats were the most commonly encountered species, a big brown bat and an eastern red bat were also caught and released. For more information on the event, check out their project on iNaturalist.

Photo: Chester Martin
Setting up the nets. Photo: Chester Martin
A big brown bat caught the first night. Photo: Chester Martin
Removing a Seminole bat from the net.
One of several Seminole bats documented during the BioBlitz.

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