Washita Bat Count - West Central Oklahoma

 

Washita Bat Count – 2010
Participants: Steve Beleu, Mary Hicks, Jon Woltz
Photos by: Jon Woltz
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01 – Saturday, Feb. 13, 2010 – 10:30 a.m. Time to start the count. 02 – Steve and Mary getting suited up for the caves. 03 - It's freezing, misting, and there's a steady wind out of the north. Perfect bat count weather!
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04 - Still ice on the ground from the snow and ice storms two weeks ago. 05 - Into the north cave 06 - Looking up from the bottom of the sinkhole
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07 - The raccoon smelled just as nice as it looked. 08 - Mary and Steve exit the north cave. 09 - That wasn't too bad…
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10 - … or maybe it was. 11 - Steve goes over the edge. 12 - Down the sinkhole to the central cave.
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13 - Into the hole 14 - This time last year, the rock Steve has his hands on was at the top of the entrance. 15 - Mary next to the sinkhole's scenic and scary unstable gyp
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16 - Jolly Green Giant gloves at the south cave entrance left behind by previous visitors. 17 - That's my blue glove there for comparison. 18 - Into the south cave.
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19 - Largest cluster of the count. 20 - So cold and wet it takes three hats to get warm again. 21 - Time to pack up and head out.
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22 - Brrrr…… 23 - Until next year…
 

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