It’s Bat Week—the perfect time to visit the bats at Glen Canyon National Recreation Area for the newest episode of Outside Science (inside parks).
In this special Bat Week-edition, we’ll spend time with interns, volunteers, and staff at Glen Canyon to see how and why they study the bats there.
Jessica Rosado is a Student Conservation Association (SCA) intern at the park. She spends her time there capturing, measuring, and evaluating multiple species of bats in the park.
I really wanted to study bats because they always seemed like they were misunderstood,” Jessica says.
Jessica arrived at Glen Canyon with a natural affinity for bats, but Shandiin Tallman, a biological science technician at the park had to overcome a childhood fear of bats before doing this work. After a summer of untangling tiny bats from the mist nets, Shandiin sees them a little differently.