What’s that in the sky? A bird? A plane? No! It’s a bat! Specifically Myotis californicus, otherwise known as the California Bat.
While I am still working in Skagit County for Ecostudies Institute in as the Estuary Restoration Project technician, I am aslso “moonlighting” as a bat technician for Rochelle Kelly, a University of Washington graduate student who is studying the bats of the San Juan Islands. Learn more about her project here.
Bats represent a mysterious and fascinating evolutionary marvel, completely unlike any other mammal