Bat Night

Thu 07/19/2018

7:30 pm - 9:30 pm

Location
Green Island

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Photo © Michael Durham

 

This event is currently full, however, we often have spaces open up in the days leading up to an event. Join our waitlist today to reserve your spot. 

Join McKenzie River Trust and bat expert Stuart Perlmeter to explore bats at Green Island! We will be listening to bat calls, talking about their ecology and population threats, and setting up a bat survey station to get a first-hand glimpse of these nocturnal creatures. This event is family-friendly... bring the kids!

Bat populations all over the world are in trouble and those in the United States are no exception.  Oregon has 15 species of bats, and eight of those are Oregon Conservation Strategy Species. Strategy Species are those having small or declining populations, are at-risk, and/or of management concern.

Your guide: Stuart Perlmeter was a science teacher for the Springfield School District and a graduate student in biology at Brock Fenton's lab at York University in Toronto. He is a graduate of BCI's first Bat Ecology Field Workshop in 1989. In 1990, Stuart was selected as Oregon Teacher of the Year.

We will send registrants a detailed email with what to bring, directions, and expected conditions one week prior to the tour.