Website updates and critical support logistics are provided through the continuing generosity of the Williams Lake Hotel in Rosendale, NY. Hats off to the staff and management of this family operated facility for their significant contributions to M. sodalis research and protection over the years and for generations to come.
This section of batmanagement.com is updated regularly with selected preliminary results of Bat Conservation and Management's ongoing Kingston Telemetry Project. This enables project coordinators to efficiently update state and federal agencies and other interested parties dynamically. In this way information can be analyzed in near real-time and, for example, modifications of the survey objectives might be administered while surveyors are still in the field. Be aware that any data posted here is purely preliminary and exact location or other information may not be revealed due to private land ownership and/or the sensitive nature of our work. Certain links posted may or may not be publicly active at the administrator's discretion at any time. These bats are handled by professionals. No wild animal should ever be handled without proper precautions and protection. All website comments please contact John Chenger, email: email@example.com
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April 14To Newburgh and beyond! (whew)
April 13Well, it's not going to cross the Atlantic at least.
April 12To West Park and beyond!
Sodalis ho!!One shot, one kill.
April 10First peek.
Project OverviewWhat, where, and how...
Kingston Telemetry Project
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The purpose of the Kingston Telemetry Project is to find Indiana bat (Myotis sodalis) maternity sites. This will be accomplished by tracking females from hibernation in southeastern New York through migration to their summer roosts-- possibly hundreds of miles away.
Secondary objectives include identifying female Indiana bat movement patterns, roost preferences, and foraging activity during migration.
This project will involve the cooperation of many state and federal agencies, local landowners, and businesses throughout our 24/7 operation which will span nearly two months involving a fleet of vehicles, a small detachment of sleepless personnel, a remote base camp, and even an aerial assault if deemed necessary. Check this page often as it will be updated randomly throughout April and May, 2001.
April 20 Ibat#4 says: "Follow me until your front tires are in the Hudson next time!"
April 19 Ibat#4 says:
"Too cold for me tonight!"
April 18Ibat#4, Matt, and a festivia full of teenage girls pinned down near New Paltz.
Ibat#3 staked out.
April 16Ibat#3 refuses to play?
April 15Sodalis speed record?
April 28Capture rate dives.
April 26Our first airstrike.
April 24To track a bat...
A male finally arrives.
April 22On the fifth trap night, sodalis go into hiding. Download a bat video!
April 21The wrong 840 square miles.
May 4 More sodalis and minor police activity.
May 3No, the turtle wasn't in the harp trap...
May 2Will any female please step forward...
Trap, trap, trap, trap, trap.
April 30Many sodalis still hanging out.
April 29Capture rates rocket.
May 5The last word...for now.
Migration maps: Get 'em while you can.