What’s that in the sky? A bird? A plane? No! It’s a bat! Specifically Myotis californicus, otherwise known as the California Bat.

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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.

View from Matias Island!

View from Matias Island

Bats represent a mysterious and fascinating evolutionary marvel, completely unlike any other mammal