Wednesday, October 4, 2023

Are Coast Redwoods A Refugia for Bats Under Global Change? Attend Twilight Bat Walking Tour to Find Out

The following is a press release from the UC Cooperative Extension – Mendocino, Lake, and Sonoma”

Our coast redwood forests are home to 13 species of bats. Their sensitivity to habitat and climate disturbance make them useful indicators of ecosystem health. Dr. Chelsea Andreozzi spent three summers using ultrasonic detection equipment to monitor bats across 20 North Coast forest sites to understand how bat species presence relates to forest management types and microclimates. She also monitored bats at the top of redwood trees. Her studies combining in-depth fieldwork with geographic data provide insight into what bats need to survive.

Join UC Cooperative Extension at Jackson Demonstration State Forest and Hopland Research and Extension Center for two twilight walking tours of our redwood and oak forests to learn about our California bats.

Hopland Research and Extension Center

Friday, August 5th, 7:00 pm –9:00 pm. Sunset at 8:19 pm

Registration fee of $10. Tour limited to 20 participants.

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Jackson Demonstration State Forest

Saturday, August 6th, 7:00 pm –9:00 pm. Sunset at 8:22 pm

Registration is free, but required. Tour limited to 20 participants.

Registration: http://ucanr.edu/batwalk

For questions, contact Kyle Farmer, kfarmer@ucanr.edu, (707) 463-4495.


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  1. Their sensitivity to habitat and climate disturbance make them useful indicators of ecosystem health.

    Global weather/climate change has been occurring for tens of thousands of years. Study History. Animals adapt, move or die out. Climate change has and will occur. Scientists who act like what is occurring now has always been the norm are either fools or pushing an agenda.

    But don’t get me wrong. I love bats, great animals, great insect eaters, and fun to watch.

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