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Photos: Biologist traps, studies bats on Antelope Island

Published: Tuesday, July 1 2014 11:50 a.m. MDT

Skyler Farnsworth, a wildlife technician with the Division of Wildlife Resources, sets up nets to trap bats on Antelope Island on Friday, June 27, 2014.

Kristin Murphy, Deseret News

Antelope Island is swarming with insects. That makes it the perfect place to study bats, which rely on insects as a primary food source. On Friday, a Division of Wildlife Resources biologist trapped and identified bats that feed over the island. A group of wildlife watchers also were on-site, and some of them will be seeing live bats for the first time. Reporters and photographers are invited to join the biologist, see the bats and learn about their important role in the natural world.

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