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“Our acoustic work before white-nose was somewhat in the realm of pure science,” says Ford. “Now, with so many bats being removed from the landscape, they’re still there, but the detection probability is so low that if someone goes out to mistnet bats (a way of capturing bats), they’re probably going to get skunked.”

How Researchers Are Recording the Sound of a Massive Bat Die-Off

StateImpact Texas
How Researchers Are Recording the Sound of a Massive Bat Die-Off March 31, 2014 | 11:18 AM Photo Courtesy of USFWS/Ann Froschauer This species of Little Brown Bat was once common in the Northeast, but has been devastated by white-nose syndrome. If you’ve ever tried to evict an unwelcome bat from your home, you know it can be tricky. If you…Read More
later this summer, BCI will begin offering nightly viewings of the bats’ exodus from the Bracken Cave, by reservation only. Information on those visits can be found at: http://batcon.org/index.php/get-involved/visit-a-bat-location/bracken-bat-cave/join-us-at-bracken.html

The Return Of Bracken Bats Is Good News For Texas Farmers

Eileen Pace
After their winter trip south, Mexican free-tailed bats are returning to the Bracken Bat Cave in Central Texas in larger numbers, which is good news for South Texas agriculture. Millions of Mexican free-tailed bats make their summer home at the Bracken Cave just north of San Antonio, and farmers in South Texas rely on them to swarm across their…Read More