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Bat Walk

August 21 @ 7:30 pm - 8:30 pm

Maine is home to eight different species of bats, many of which are of high conservation concern because of huge population declines related to white-nose syndrome, a fungal disease that has decimated populations of cave-hibernating bats throughout the United States. During this bat walk in the Bangor City Forest, we will use specialized recording equipment that detects and records the bat’s echolocation calls and identifies which species are present.

Led by Erik Blomberg, assistant professor in the Department of Wildlife, Fisheries, and Conservation Biology at the University of Maine.

The walk will begin at the start of the boardwalk, and participants are asked to meet at the cabin. To register, email james.bird@maine.edu with “Boardwalk Walk” in the subject line, and provide a telephone number in case of a weather cancellation.

Details

Date:
August 21
Time:
7:30 pm - 8:30 pm
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Venue

Orono Bog Boardwalk
Tripp Drive
Bangor, Maine 04401

Organizer

James Bird
Email:
james.bird@maine.edu