Critter Tales

Entries for October 2015

If you care about food, respect the humble bat

If you care about food, respect the humble bat

By David Rainer

Photo: Gray bats exit one of thousands of caves in Alabama to forage for insects during the night. – Photo Courtesy Steve Davis/ADNCR One of the most maligned species in the animal kingdom is under scrutiny in Alabama, for good reason. Nick Sharp, Wildlife and Freshwater Fisheries Division’s nongame biologist, puts the situation in per... READ MORE

Banding elusive Saw-whet Owls

Banding elusive Saw-whet Owls

By Buckmasters Online

Some visitors to Indiana Dunes State Park will be burning the midnight oil in mid October when they come to observe the popular Saw-whet Owl banding project, now in its seventh year. The banding project monitors long-term changes in Saw-whet owl populations as found along Lake Michigan’s southern shore, by counting owls and studying the bird... READ MORE

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