By MARY CATHARINE MARTIN
From JUNEAU EMPIRE, 10/31-13
There’s a new (known) bat in Southeast.
“For the last three years, researchers at the Alaska Department of Fish and Game have been researching the little known bats of Southeast Alaska. At this week’s “Wildlife Wednesday,” hosted by the Southeast Chapter of the Alaska Wildlife Alliance, Alaska Department of Fish and Game Regional Wildlife Biologist Karen Blejwas spoke on what they’ve learned so far…””
“…Previously, the five kinds of bats known in Southeast Alaska were the Keen’s Myotis, the Little Brown Bat, the Silver-haired Bat, the Long-legged Myotis, and the California Myotis. (Big Brown Bats’ calls are similar to those of the Silver-haired Bat, and though Blejwas said it’s possible some of the calls they detected were Big Brown Bat calls, it’s not probable.) The new bat, making six known bats in Southeast Alaska, is the Hoary Bat.”
Read the full article at Juneau Empire: http://juneauempire.com/outdoors/2013-11-01/new-bat-town