Author
Natural Heritage Conservation Program
Title
Evening Bat Marks Dawn of New Era in Wisconsin
Series
Natural Heritage Conservation Program, 2016 Annual Report, DNR Pub #: PUB-NH 0900-2016
Publisher
Wisconsin DNR
City
Madison
Date
2016
Original Date
Libraries
LOW
URL (full text)
http://dnr.wi.gov/files/pdf/pubs/nh/nh0900.pdf
Comments
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NHC staff have documented the first new bat species in Wisconsin in more than 60 years. The brownish, black-masked, beetle-eating evening bat winters in Florida and is not susceptible to white-nose syndrome. It was found in Rock County during habitat research using radio transmitters. The evening bat's historic range has been close to the Wisconsin-Illinois border, but researchers were surprised to find sizable colonies when they tracked the bats to their roosts.