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Volume 35, Issue 1, 2016

A Florida adventure

By Micaela Jemison


BCI staff and board
BCI staff and board members search for Florida bonneted bats on an
Explorers Club-certified expedition. Credit: Ralph Arwood.

Members of Bat Conservation International’s Board of Directors, along with BCI staff, recently waded through alligator-infested swamps in Florida in search of the elusive Florida bonneted bat (Eumops
floridanus). Using special “peeper” cameras on telescoping poles, the participants in the expedition were able to look in hard-to-reach cavities for the rare bat. While no Florida bonneted bats were found, the trip was still a worthwhile experience that had the added significance of being a certified expedition by the Explorers Club. Founded in New York in 1904, the Explorers Club aims to “promote the scientific exploration of land, sea, air and space by supporting research and education in the physical, natural and biological sciences.” Carrying the Explorers Club flag on a certified expedition is considered a great honor.

Across the Board

To meet the members of BCI’s Board of Directors and BCI staff, and to find other BCI mission resources, visit batcon.org/board.

 

 

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