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WDFW BatCam

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  • Last updated on Oct 25, 2010
What is the BatCam?
BatCam takes place in an old log cabin that contains a maternity colony of the Townsend's big-eared bat (Corynorhinus townsendii). A maternity colony is where many female bats congregate and have their young. And yes, there really are bats here -- 125 to 150, in fact -- but at times you won't be able to see all or even any of them. That's because bats don't have a stationary nest. Instead, they move themselves and their young according to temperature. On a cool day a hundred of them may be clustered together at the top of the ceiling; on warm days they may be scattered individually or in dozens around the cabin ceiling. Around 8:30 or 9 p.m. they may be seen flying to leave the cabin to forage for food (although the image, refreshed only every 15 seconds or so, may be blurry.)

See: http://wdfw.wa.gov/wildwatch/batcam/
What is the BatCam?
BatCam takes place in an old log cabin that contains a maternity colony of the Townsend's big-eared bat (Corynorhinus townsendii). A maternity colony is where many female bats congregate and have their young. And yes, ther...
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