Journals, Panama, 1984, 1985

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The journals document field work of Charles O. Handley, Jr., in Panama, September 3, 1984 - August 31, 1985. The journal for 1984 covers the conclusion of BCI Bat Project research. The objectives were to amass data on food habits through an annual cycle, study bat - fig relationships, and add banding data. Entries are dated and headed with location / route and describe the type work completed, strategies, work completed by assistants / colleagues and volunteers, expenses, weather, daily activities, descriptions of numbered fig trees (measurements, state of fruit, scientific name, location), trips to Gamboa, terrain and vegetation, collecting methods, specimens collected, observed flora and fauna (including behaviors), and descriptions of sites visited (i.e. Ft. San Lorenzo, La Cruces trail). There is memoranda relating to sunken vessel (boat 4) at BCI. There are a few notes in margins relating to subject matter in entries (bats' eating habits).

Date Range


Start Date

Sep 03, 1984

End Date

Aug 31, 1985

Access Information

At least 24 hours advance notice is recommended to consult this collection. Contact the Division of Mammals at 202-633-1253 to make an appointment.


  • Mammalogy
  • Plants
  • Botany


  • Barro Colorado
  • Panama


  • Fieldbook record
  • Field notes

Accession #

SIA Acc. 12-448

Collection name

Division of Mammals, C. O. Handley field notes, 1942-1993

Physical Description

1 field book

Physical Location

National Museum of Natural History (U.S.). Division of Mammals