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To Newburgh and beyond! (whew)
Well, it's not going to cross the Atlantic at least.
To West Park and beyond!
One shot, one kill.
What, 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.
"Follow me until your
front tires are in the Hudson next time!"
"Too cold for me tonight!"
Ibat#4, Matt, and a festivia full of teenage girls pinned down near New Paltz.
Ibat#3 staked out.
Ibat#3 refuses to play?
Sodalis speed record?
Capture rate dives.
Our first airstrike.
To track a bat...
A male finally arrives.
On the fifth trap night, sodalis go into hiding.
Download a bat video!
The wrong 840 square miles.
More sodalis and
minor police activity.
No, the turtle wasn't in the harp trap...
Will any female please step forward...
trap, trap, trap.
Many sodalis still hanging out.
Capture rates rocket.
The last word...for now.
Get 'em while you can.