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October 13, 2016 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pmFree
Often misunderstood, bats are one of the most compelling and unique Maine mammals. Learn about their physiology to their behavior and hunting methods through echolocation. They are also among the most unique, playing an essential role in the ecology of our planet and saving US agriculture billions of dollars each year.
With over 100 slides and a lively presentation, Kassler will open your eyes to the truth about bats and why you should care about them. She will also debunk persistent myths, demonstrate how to move a stray bat from your house and provide the latest update on White Nose Syndrome, a disease which is devastating bat populations across North America. “I became fascinated with bats years ago,” Kassler says, “and once I learned a little bit, I wanted to learn everything. And then I wanted to tell everyone. It turns out that bats are amazing.”
Annie Kassler is a speaker with Conservation International and the Bat World Sanctuary. She has developed connections with bat scientists and enthusiasts throughout Maine and the United States.
This event is free and open to the public. It is co-sponsored by the Rockland Public Library and will be held there.