Arizona -(Ammoland.com)- Bats have an undeserved bad reputation.
But, do you know all of the good things they do, like eating pesky mosquitoes and flies? The Arizona Game and Fish Department invites you to participate in a bat monitoring survey on Friday, Sept. 18 from 7 to 10 p.m. at Southwest Wildlife Conservation Center in Scottsdale.
Participants will help capture and identify local bat species alongside biologists in the Needle Rock area of the Tonto National Forest. Data collected during the survey will be used by the department as part of its overall bat conservation and monitoring effort. A few lucky participants will even have the opportunity to handle and release a bat (gloves will be provided).
Game and Fish biologist and Watchable Wildlife Program Manager Randy Babb will provide a dynamic evening experience learning about bats while netting over the Verde River. Attendees will help identify bats captured and collect important data before the animals are released unharmed. The Phoenix area is home to several species of bats and chances are good to catch …read more