Dr. Wayne H. Davis is a retired Professor of Biology who taught at the University of Kentucky from the early 1960s until he retired in December 1994. Wayne contributed numerous papers on bat biology and natural history including pioneering work on homing behavior and migration of bats. Wayne conducted exhaustive banding studies of bats early in his career that have helped provide numerous longevity records for bats recaptured decades later. Wayne coauthored several texts on bats, including Bats of America published in 1969. Perhaps less well known are Wayne’s contributions to the genesis of the North American Symposium on Bat Research which annually brings together hundreds of scientists and managers to discuss topics related to bats, and the publication Bat Research News, a quarterly periodical that he founded in 1960 as Bat Banding News.