Answer to Day 6:
Q: Which North American bat is immune to scorpion stings?
A: The Pallid bat, and this is because the scorpion is one of the Pallid bat’s sources of food.
Answer to Day 5:
Q: In which wild species, if any, will you find lactating males with functional mammary glands?
A: The Dyak fruit bat (Dyacopterus spadiceus) in southeast Asia and the Bismarck masked flying fox (Pteropus capistratus) in Papua New Guinea, are two such unusual mammalian species.
Answer to Day 4:
Q: Why are Honduran white bats and obvious bright white and yellow, while most bats are an inconspicuous brown?
A: It provides a form of camouflage because they roost under broad palm leaves in the jungle, so when the sun shines through the leaves it’s harder for predators to see their silhouettes.
Bat Week Trivia Day 5
Answer to Day 3:
Q: True or False: All bats hibernate in caves.
A: False: Some bats undertake long migrations, and eastern red bats may spend up to a month buried in leaves on the forest floor in northern parts of their range.
Bat Week Trivia Day 4
Answer to Day 2:
Q: All bats belong to the order Chiroptera from the Greek ‘cheir’ and ‘pteron’, what do these words mean in English?
A: Hand wing
Bat Week Trivia Day 3
WEST’s Ornithologist Dr. Caleb Gordon will be presenting at AWEA Offshore Windpower 2017 Conference, October 24 and 25th, in New York, New York. AWEA Offshore Windpower is the largest and most successful gathering of offshore wind energy professionals in the United States. Caleb will be presenting “Integrating biological and legal strategies to facilitate permitting and reduce financing risk” alongside M. Benjamin Cowan. The presentation will discuss strategies for addressing offshore wind farm challenges related to biological, legal and regulatory issues, and proposes potential solutions for the industry on a larger scale.
More information about AWEA Offshore can be found here: https://www.awea.org/
Answer to Day 1:
Q: How many young can North American bats have?
A: D.) Many bats have only one young, but eastern red bats have been known to have up to 5.
WEST is celebrating Bat Week, October 24-31st. Bat Week is an annual international celebration that brings awareness to bats and their role in the environment. WEST will be featuring bat trivia to test your bat knowledge. Check back daily for a new fun fact and answers to the previous day’s trivia question.Stay tuned for day one’s trivia question tomorrow!!
For more information about Bat Week please visit: http://batweek.org/
WEST is seeking an IT Specialist in the Cheyenne, Wyoming office. The successful candidate will have IT experience and will be responsible for providing IT related assistance to the organization.
For additional information or to apply for this position, please visit: http://westinc.catsone.