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Irving College bat study pays dividends
TWRA biologist Dustin Thames is shown attaching a transmitter to an Indiana bat.
The spring migration study of the Indiana Bat that took roost at Hubbard’s Cave in April has helped wildlife researchers locate maternity colonies which could eventually help save the endangered creatures from extinction. “The project went well,” said Chris Simpson, Tennessee Wildlife Resources Agency Region 3 wildlife diversity coordinator. “We tracked several bats to maternity colonies in Tennessee, Alabama, and Mississippi.”For the first time, a team converged on the cave in Irving College in April attempting to capture Indiana Bats while they were in hibernation.