Bats

For most, bats are merely synonymous with Halloween and things that go bump in the night. A symbol of a hero hellbent on keeping the streets of fictional Gotham City safe from evildoers. However, for some, bats are much more than a spooky and superhero symbol: They’re a seldom-studied species that are important to the overall health of an ecosystem.

Researcher wearing white gloves holds a bat delicately in hands
Park E-Ventures Article
The fungus that causes white-nose syndrome, a plague-like disease decimating species of hibernating bats in North America, has been found in California.
A fruit bat in Mauritius.
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With all the stigma surrounding them, it’s important to understand all sides to the story. Bats play a major role in the balance of an ecosystem, in California and around the world.
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Park E-Ventures Article
Bats are much more than a spooky and superhero symbol: They’re a seldom-studied species that are important to the overall health of an ecosystem. In Marin County, researchers have recently started studying populations and colonies of the these nocturnal, winged animal.
bat monitoring
Park E-Ventures Article
The partners of One Tam—the community initiative of the Tamalpais Lands Collaborative—launched a three-phased, three-year scientific research project to study the mountain's bats.