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Scroll through the images below to see more of the fascinating science projects we are conducting at the Fort Collins Science Center. These are just a handful of the many amazing shots by FORT scientists and support staff that you will find on our website.

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Bat being swabbed for bacteria and fungi at El Malpais Ntl. Monument
December 31, 2014

Bat being swabbed for bacteria and fungi at El Malpais Ntl. Monument

Research Wildlife Biologist, Ernie Valdez, is holding that is being swabbed for bacteria.  Early findings of this research have shown that natural occurring bacteria on bats produce secondary metabolites that that may serve as natural defenses against the fungus Pseudogymnoascus destructans; the cause of white-nose syndrome that kills hibernating bats.

December 31, 2014

Bat Thermal Video

Imagery from temperature-sensing cameras showing bats in hibernation. This new footage suggests that bats who warm up from hibernation together throughout the winter may be better at surviving white nose syndrome, a disease caused by a cold-loving fungus ravaging insect-eating bat populations in the United States and Canada. Locations: Gap Cave,125 Cumberland Gap National

Long-eared bat (Myotis evotis) held for microbiota study El Malpais National Monument
December 31, 2014

Long-eared bat (Myotis evotis) held for microbiota study, El Malpais.

Research Wildlife Biologist, Ernie Valdez, holds a long-eared bat (Myotis evotis) that will be swabbed for bacteria that may serve as natural defenses against white-nose syndrome.

Sunset over Seven Mile Beach in Grand Cayman.
December 31, 2014

Sunset over Seven Mile Beach in Grand Cayman.

Sunset over Seven Mile Beach in Grand Cayman.

Michelle Collier of the USGS holding a black and white Tegu lizard.
December 31, 2014

Michelle Collier of the USGS holding a black and white Tegu

Invasive Species biological science technician Michelle Collier holds an invasive black and white Tegu lizard. 

USGS volunteer, Halle Poppaw, observes/counts members of a large bison group
December 31, 2014

USGS volunteer observes/counts members of a large bison

USGS volunteer, Halle Poppaw, observes/counts members of a large bison group on TNC’s Medano Ranch. USGS photo by Kate Schoenecker.

A female Grasshopper Sparrow sitting on her nest. Photo by Janet Ruth.
December 31, 2014

A female Grasshopper Sparrow sitting on her nest.

A female Grasshopper Sparrow sitting on her nest. Photo by Janet Ruth.

Grasshopper Sparrows chicks in their nest. Photo by Janet Ruth.
December 31, 2014

Grasshopper Sparrows chicks in their nest

Grasshopper Sparrows chicks in their nest. Photo by Janet Ruth.

A lone wind turbine in a corn field in Wyoming.
December 31, 2014

A lone wind turbine.

This is an image of a wind turbine in a corn field taken in Wyoming in the summer of 2014.

Boy in a meadow of wildflowers near Fulford, CO. Photo by Mindy Ritchie, USGS.
December 31, 2014

Boy in a meadow of wildflowers near Fulford, CO.

Boy in a meadow of wildflowers near Fulford, CO. Summer of 2014. 

Bats emerging from the trees in the early evening sky.
December 31, 2014

Bat emergence, Paul Cryan, USGS photo.

Bats emerging from the trees in the early evening sky.

 a bumble bee in an alfalfa field
December 31, 2014

a bumble bee in an alfalfa field

 A bumble bee in an alfalfa field.