Laura Katzman Flathead – Flathead Land Trust – receives Conservation Achievement Recognition

by Gael Bissell For years, I have been hearing from birders about the West Valley ponds, located about five miles northwest of Kalispell, which consist of a variety of pothole wetlands that support an amazing diversity of shorebirds, waterfowl, and other bird species. Thirty years ago, they were identified as potential mitigation wetlands for Kerr…

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Biologists Use Wing Prints To Identify Bats

Wing prints may identify bats as reliably as fingerprints do humans, researchers recently reported. In a study published in the Journal of Mammalogy, U.S. Forest Service biologists showed how biometrics can identify bats witout the need to band them. Studying little brown bats (Myotis lucifugus), northern long-eared bat (Myotis septentrionalis), big brown bats (Eptesicus fuscus),…

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