Monday, September 24, 2007

Bats!

In 2006, Timothy Carter, an Assistant Professor of Biology in the Ball State Department of Biology, was honored by the Wildlife Habitat Council for his work with the endangered Indiana bat population.

{Image from Wikimedia Commons}


On Tuesday, 2 October at the E.B. and Bertha Ball Center at 6:30 p.m. he will give a talk: "Indiana Bats: Creatures of the Night." The event announcement reads: "Learn about Indiana's bats and what you can do to promote bats in your neighborhood while keeping them out of your house! At the end of the talk, we will go outside to watch and listen to bats as they feed around the Ball Center. Bring a flashlight!" There is no charge for this event but reservations are required (call 285-8975).

Selected resources at Ball State Libraries:
--Books
America's neighborhood bats
QL737 .C5 T88 2005

Bat biology and conservation
QL737 .C5 B367 1998

Bat ecology
QL737 .C5 B3594 2003

Echolocation in bats and dolphins
QL737 .C5 E28 2004

Mammals of North America
QL715 .H15 1981

National Audubon Society field guide to North American mammals
QL715 .W49 1996

Walker's bats of the world
QL737 .C5 N69 1994

--Government Documents
Information resources on bats
(electronic document)
A 17.27/3:17

Monitoring trends in bat population of the United States and territories: problems and prospects
(electronic document- PDF)
I 19.210:2003-0003

--Video
Strange creatures of the night
VIDEO VHS-SP 4642

More information...
Bat conservation international

Encyclopedia Smithsonian: Bat Facts

Organization for bat conservation

US Fish and Wildlife Services: Endangered Species- Bats