Ledges State Park
Basic information
Sample name: Ledges State Park
Sample aka: Area A

Reference: T. H. Kunz. 1973. Resource utilization: temporal and spatial components of bat activity in central Iowa. Journal of Mammalogy 54(1):14-32 [ER 111]
Country: United States
State: Iowa

Coordinate: 41° 59' 27" N, 93° 53' 0" W
Basis of coordinate: based on nearby landmark
Geography comments: coordinate based on Ledges State Park
Climate and habitat
Habitat: temperate broadleaf/mixed forest
Protection: national/state park
Substrate: ground surface
WMT: 23.9
CMT: -2.6
MAP: 1220.0
Habitat comments: well-drained upland with a nearby river floodplain
"Central Iowa is characterized by cold winters and moderately warm summers-the warmest temperatures on record are for July and August. The latest freezing temperatures in spring usually occur in April, and the earliest freezing temperaturesin autumn occur in October" (p. 17)
MAP stated in text; CMT and WMT based on climate station 72546 (Des Moines International Airport)
Life forms: bats
Sampling methods: no design, mist nets
Sample size: 531
Years: 1967
Sampling comments: "Data are based mostly on a total of 83 net-nights" (p. 17)
Sample: 264
Contributor: John Alroy
Enterer: Albert Garcia Selles
Created: 2013-04-08 10:25:22
Modified: 2014-05-04 16:40:09
Abundance distribution
8 species
0 singletons
total count 531
standardised richness: 8.0
Fisher's α: 1.336
geometric series k: 0.4883
Hurlbert's PIE: 0.6271
Shannon's H: 1.3382
Good's u: 1.0000
Myotis lucifugus247.4 g insectivore
Myotis keenii914.7 g insectivore
Lasionycteris noctivagans2110.0 g insectivore
Perimyotis subflavus25.6 g insectivore
"Pipistrellus subflavus"
Eptesicus fuscus30217.2 g insectivore
Lasiurus borealis6011.5 g insectivore
Lasiurus cinereus2920.7 g insectivore
Nycticeius humeralis29.9 g insectivore