Tonight was the monthly Rolling Plains Texas Master Naturalist meeting. Among the topics was a proposed project for next spring monitoring bat populations under bridges. Sounds like another interesting project.
Lila Arnold brought the information back from the TMN Annual Meeting (which I had to miss this year). Bats are apparently adapting to habitat loss by appropriating space under bridges and TXDOT is cooperating in the survey effort. As usual, our area has a paucity of information about bat populations.
A related story in the November issue of Texas Parks and Wildlife Magazine is very interesting.
If you have seen bats near a bridge in the area, please let me know, so we can check it out come spring and add it to the monitoring project.