A Virginia Tech student holding a Hoary bat captured in a mist net.
Hoary bats get their name from their long, dense fur with white tips that give them a frosted or “hoary” appearance. Hoary bats are a rare treat in researcher’s mist-nets due to their propensity for high altitude flight. In this picture a VaTech student is holding a Hoary batcaptured in a mist net during the summer of 2017 at Prince William Forest Park in eastern VA as a part of her PhD research at Marine Corps Base Quantico and Prince William Forest Park.
Image courtesy of Virginia Tech.