On February 16, 2006 the SBDN President, Dr. Troy Best (Auburn University) presented a Service Award to Dr. Darren A. Miller (left), Southern Wildlife Project Manager for Weyerhaeuser Company. Darren has been an active SBDN member for many years and has facilitated the group’s efforts in many ways, including providing conference call service for various SBDN committees over the years and funding student participation at bat blitzes.

This was the first such award to be given to a member or supporter of the SBDN. The award was created to recognize outstanding service and contributions to the organization. The award was a beautiful framed color photograph of a red bat, (Lasiurus borealis) with a dated bronze plate on the frame describing the service award.