- Wish List
- 1996 Sets New Record for Scholarship Awards
- Bat Conservation and You: Members’ Stories Wanted!
- Free-tail Workshop a Success
- MEMBER OPPORTUNITIES FOR 1997
- On the Cover
- Bat Awareness in Mexico Begins with Children
- Bats Aloft: A Study of High-Altitude Feeding
- Bats in the Hallway: A Different Kind of School
- Founder’s Circle Roams from Africa . .
- The Forgotten Pollinators
- In Tribute William A. Walker 1922-1996
- New Bat Facts
- Conservation Awards Will Benefit Bats
- A Note to Our International Members
In May BCI hosted a unique gathering. Our first-ever Mexican free-tailed bat (Tadarida brasiliensis) workshop brought together professionals from across the southwestern U.S. who are involved in education, conservation, and/or research concerning large colonies of this species.
Participants shared findings from recent free-tail research and discussed the literature and educational methods used at each of their interpretive sites. We came away with a unified educational message as well as a strong network for future collaboration. We also got to see real free-tails–millions of them. Our meeting site, Bracken Cave, offered the perfect after-dinner entertainment as the bats swirled from the mouth of the cave out over Central Texas.
The workshop was a terrific success, and we hope to hold more in the future with a more extensive list of participants.
Janet Tyburec, BCI’s Education Programs Director, speaks to workshop attendees at Bracken Cave.