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Participants erect the most ambitious net of the Blitz, hoping to catch bats as they fly over the water to drink or look for insects.

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  • Participants erect the most ambitious net of the Blitz, hoping to catch bats as they fly over the water to drink or look for insects.
  • Bat Blitz
  • Participants erect the most ambitious net of the...
  • M.J. Sharp
  • Feb 16, 2005
  • California researcher Joe Szewczak holds a captured bat.
  • Bat Blitz
  • California researcher Joe Szewczak holds a captured bat.
  • M.J. Sharp
  • Feb 16, 2005
  • Illinois graduate student Brad Stefan works up a bat as Janice Patten of Fort Bragg looks on.
  • Bat Blitz
  • Illinois graduate student Brad Stefan works up a...
  • M.J. Sharp
  • Feb 16, 2005
  • South Carolina researcher Joy O' Keefe scouts locations for that evening, looking for narrow spots where nets could be stretched across otherwise unobstructed flight paths.
  • Bat Blitz
  • South Carolina researcher Joy O' Keefe scouts locations...
  • M.J. Sharp
  • Feb 16, 2005
  • A captured bat who, like all bats, is not happy about being caught and will struggle all through the data gathering process until its release.
  • Bat Blitz
  • A captured bat who, like all bats, is...
  • M.J. Sharp
  • Feb 16, 2005
  • The crew, set up for the evening's netting, gathers around a laptop to evaluate the incoming bat calls.
  • Bat Blitz
  • The crew, set up for the evening's netting,...
  • M.J. Sharp
  • Feb 16, 2005

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