MBWG’s 15th Annual Mist Net Event September 25-26

The Mississippi Bat Working Group gathered at Trace State Park for the 15th Annual Mist Net Event.  Twenty-three bat enthusiasts netted two nights, covering 5 sites.  Despite unseasonal rainfall and localized flooding throughout the event, the group provided the first records for evening bats (Nycticeius humeralis) and eastern red bats (Lasiurus borealis) in Pontotoc County.

The MBWG would like to thank our event sponsors, Chester Martin and Wildlife Abatement (Rob McKay) for their support, along with all of the volunteers who scouted netting locations, served as team leaders, and traveled from across the southeast (and from Hawaii!) to help collect data.  We hope to see you all next year!

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