Highways cause habitat loss and fragmentation. They can also sometimes provide habitat, like for bats rosting under bridges. This afternoon/sunset tour travels to the Franklin Boulevard bridge, near the Cosumnes River Preserve, to witness over 70,000 Mexican free-tailed bats (Tadarida brasiliensis) fly out for evening foraging. The 3/4 mile long causeway is located at the confluence of the Cosumnes and Mokelumne Rivers.
Trip Details: Location is approximately 30 minutes from the conference. This is a half-day field trip.
Destinations/Stops: Sacramento Hyatt Regency to Hood (via Hood-Franklin Rd), back to Hyatt