New Distribution Records for Bats in Northwestern North Carolina

  title={New Distribution Records for Bats in Northwestern North Carolina},
  author={Gabrielle J. Graeter and Corinne A. Diggins and Kendrick Weeks and M. Clark},
Abstract Bats in the eastern US face many significant threats, and more information on the distribution, natural history, and condition of multiple bat species is needed for conservation planning and management. To address this need for the northwestern mountain region of North Carolina, we conducted a large-scale, 3-day bat blitz in 2011 at 30 mist-net sites across 6 counties. We documented the presence of 8 species and obtained new county and summer records for 7 of those 8. Most notably, in… Expand
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