During May through August 1996, wildlife ponds (man-made and/or naturally occurring) and road ruts on the Sylamore Ranger District, Ozark National Forest, Arkansas, were mist netted to determine extent of utilization by bats. Thirty-nine ponds and road ruts were netted one or more times during 53 nights. These water sources were originally constructed to support wildlife species such as deer, turkey, etc.. This study demonstrates that taxonomically and numerically diverse bat populations use these water sources. Seven hundred and seventy bats of nine species, including two endangered species, were netted. Bats were identified, and sex, reproductive status, forearm length, and weight were recorded. All bats were banded and released at the site of capture.
Wilhide, J. D.; Harvey, Michael J.; McDaniel, V. Rick; and Hoffman, Vernon E.
"Highland Pond Utilization by Bats in the Ozark National Forest, Arkansas,"
Journal of the Arkansas Academy of Science: Vol. 52
, Article 18.
Available at: http://scholarworks.uark.edu/jaas/vol52/iss1/18