July 10, 2015

Like almost all the bats in the park, I’m a male big brown. I was caught near a duck pond at the south end of the park. I was


Say “mosqutito”. Vik with Cylita. Phot: K. Patriquin

caught feeding with several other guys in a small clearing near Parkside – it was a great spot for feeding, until we all got caught!

July 11, 2015

I’m a bit more cooperative than the rest of the gang – Krista and Cylita found my roost in a nearby neighbourhood!

July 13 – 18, 2015

I’m pretty loyal to my home – I’ve been using the same spot for the past few days. And thanks to the warmer nights, I’ve been busy feeding on lots of tasty insects at night.

UPDATE – July 22 – 23, 2015

I’m still sleeping in the same spot – either in a tree in someone’s backyard, or possibly in an old shed. It’s not unusual for male bats like me to stay in one spot for several days. Female bats, on the other hand, often move to a different roost every couple of days, unless they are lucky enough to find an attic to live in, then they usually stay put for the entire summer. I am really enjoying these warm nights – I’ve been out feeding every night!

My signal hasn’t been heard since July 24.

July 31, 2015

I was recaptured in the same spot I was caught on July 10, which you can tell it’s me because of my microchip code! Also, you could see the spot where my transmitter used to be; it’s probably in my roost somewhere. I’ve gained a little weight since I was first caught, which is a good sign that the transmitter wasn’t interfering with my feeding.