Speaker Series – “Gone Batty – Living with Bats”

July 28th: “Gone Batty – Living with Bats – Working Together for Bat Conservation on the Northern Gulf Islands”

Jenny Balke, Denman Island biologist and conservationist, admits to being batty because bats need our help. Back by popular demand, Jenny will describe why we need bats and don’t need to be afraid of them. She’ll discuss ideas about how we can share our island habitats with bats and collaborate for their conservation. For bat species, bat housing, bat detection and bat stewardship – Prepare to Go Batty!

Jenny, a professional biologist for over 25 years, has worked with critters from butterflies to elephants. Living on Denman, she’s been involved in many projects on both islands. She has helped to steward Denman’s Old School bat colony since the Denman Conservancy Association took up occupancy with the bats, 20 years ago.

Admission is $5.00 per person. Children under 16 are admitted free. Presentation begins at 2:00 pm in the Community School Library located at 2100 Sollans Rd. Please enter through the Natural History Centre door.

This events is part of the Thursdays Expert Speakers Series.

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