Wednesday, October 29th, 2014

Bat Science

Brazilian Free-Tailed Bats from Colorado Parks & Wildlife on Vimeo.

Advisory board member and bat biologist, Kirk Navo, led a group of volunteers studying our bats with the Colorado Parks and Wildlife. Video footage shows the team of students and teachers working at the Orient Mine in August 2014. The mine's Glory Hole is located just a few miles north of Valley View Hot Springs. OLT offers free guided and self-guided tours of the area and wildlife. Even now that the bat colony has returned south for the winter, visitors still walk the scenic mining town and ruins. The colony will return next summer. With the help of these scientists, we hope they'll forever delight guests and support the Valley's rich agriculture. 

Last modified on Sunday, 23 November 2014 13:38

For the education, enjoyment, and well-being of current and future generations, Orient Land Trust: 
promotes a positive clothing-optional experience at all properties including Valley View Hot Springs, Orient Mine and Everson Ranch;
preserves the viewshed, including land acquisition; 
protects natural, wild, agricultural, and historic resources, in the northern San Luis Valley.