Talk: Bats & Bones - What's New at the Draper Museum?
Draper Natural History Museum Interim Curator Corey Anco presents "Bats and Bones - What's New at the Draper Natural History Museum?" This is an in-person talk with a virtual option available. To attend online, register in advance via Zoom webinar: https://us02web.zoom.us/.../reg.../WN_-QtHVfrJTsKNw66U-ifYEg
Corey catches us up on what has been a busy year for the Draper Natural History Museum. Topics include this past June's Artist-In-Residence program featuring Lee “The Boneman” Post, who worked with Draper staff and volunteers, and Center interns to reconstruct skeletons of a grizzly bear and mountain lion. With the skeletons completed, staff are working to fabricate a professional mount. Corey explains the articulation process and methods.
He then discusses the goals and methods of a new research project that began in July: an ambitious pilot research program to monitor for bats in alpine ecosystems. Wyoming is home to 18 species of bats, 11 of which are listed as species of greatest conservation need by the Wyoming Game & Fish Department. However, monitoring for bats in remote ecosystems is challenging given the weight of the equipment and difficulty of traveling over rugged terrain.
Date and Time
Thursday Sep 1, 2022 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM MDT
Thursday, September 1, 2022
Noon – 1 p.m.
Buffalo Bill Center of the West
720 Sheridan Avenue
?Cody, WY 82414