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Bat-Lieve It or Not

Mar 14, 2023 | Community

Bat-Lieve It or Not


A year-long study of bat activity in Madison Square Park is now complete. The purpose of this study was to fill knowledge gaps about bats in Madison Square Park by collecting data on bat activity and species presence in during the full annual cycle using non-invasive acoustic sampling. Recording bat echolocation calls can give insight into the species present and behavior. These data can be used for educational opportunities and to inform ecological management. This data can also provide a baseline dataset on bat activity; future bat surveys can be undertaken to examine the effects of habitat management, climate change, and development on the bat community in Madison Square Park.

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