Bat Zen: Separating Fact from Fiction - March 14

Tuesday, March 14, 2023
1–2:30 p.m.
$15 members/$20 non-members

March is the month that bats emerge from hibernation! This program with Dana Limpert  will cover everything you ever wanted to know about bats in Maryland and highlight a few global species. Topics will include dispelling myths and fears about bats as well as the ecology and life cycle of Maryland bats. Threats will also be covered, including the latest on wind farms and White Nose Syndrome, a fungus that has decimated bat populations in the United States. Bat research efforts and conservation measures complete the picture with tips on what you can do to help bat populations.

Dana is an ecologist with the Maryland Department of Natural Resources who has worked on bat research and conservation issues during her 30 years of professional service. Her master's thesis involved a radio telemetry study of bats in the Pocomoke watershed, tracking them to tree roosts and defining characteristics of roosts, forest stands, and landscape features.

Advance registration is required for planning purposes.

Photo: Little brown bat, courtesy of U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service

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