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Posted: Thursday, August 21st 2014 at 9:19am

Black Rock Bat Blitz planned in Rabun Co.

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CLAYTON - The night life around Black Rock Mountain State Park near Clayton will keep bat researchers busy Sept. 4-7.

It’s all part of the Georgia Bat Working Group’s first Bat Blitz.

The event is focused on better understanding the area’s bat communities. But there is an even bigger picture.

Trina Morris, who leads bat research for Georgia DNR's (Department of Natural Resources) Nongame Conservation Section, said the timing syncs with other blitzes in the eastern U.S. as part of a Southeastern Bat Diversity Network effort to gather data after the summer survey season ends and before bats start migrating.

As part of the Georgia blitz, the public is invited to learn about bat conservation and see how researchers survey bats during a Friday night program led by Morris. The presentation starts at 7 p.m. Sept. 5 in the park’s amphitheater ($5 parking fee required).
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