Elaine L. Barr

U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, Ohio River Islands National Wildlife Refuge, Williamstown, WV 26187

Seasonal Activity Patterns of Northern Long-eared Bats on the Coastal Mid-Atlantic

SEAFWA Journal Volume 11, March 2024

Conservation of bats declining from white-nose syndrome (WNS) impacts requires an understanding of both temporal and landscape-level habitat relationships. Traditionally, much of the research on bat ecology has focused on behavior of summer maternity colonies within species’ distribution cores, including that of the endangered northern long-eared bat (Myotis septentrionalis). To further our knowledge of this species, we evaluated multi-season activity patterns in eastern North Carolina and Virginia, including areas where populations were recently discovered. We used passive...