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BATS Magazine

VOLUME 14, NO. 3 Fall 1996


Free-tail Workshop a Success

In May BCI hosted a unique gathering. Our first-ever Mexican free-tailed bat (Tadarida brasiliensis) workshop brought together professionals from across the southwestern U.S. who are involved in education, conservation, and/or research concerning large colonies of this species.

Participants shared findings from recent free-tail research and discussed the literature and educational methods used at each of their interpretive sites. We came away with a unified educational message as well as a strong network for future collaboration. We also got to see real free-tails--millions of them. Our meeting site, Bracken Cave, offered the perfect after-dinner entertainment as the bats swirled from the mouth of the cave out over Central Texas.

The workshop was a terrific success, and we hope to hold more in the future with a more extensive list of participants.



Janet Tyburec, BCI's Education Programs Director, speaks to workshop attendees at Bracken Cave.
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All articles in this issue:
On the Cover
Bat Awareness in Mexico Begins with Children
Bats Aloft: A Study of High-Altitude Feeding
Bats in the Hallway: A Different Kind of School
Founder's Circle Roams from Africa . .
The Forgotten Pollinators
In Tribute William A. Walker 1922-1996
New Bat Facts
Conservation Awards Will Benefit Bats
A Note to Our International Members
Wish List
Correction
1996 Sets New Record for Scholarship Awards
Bat Conservation and You: Members' Stories Wanted!
Free-tail Workshop a Success
MEMBER OPPORTUNITIES FOR 1997

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