A banded little brown bat. The small wing band is used to uniquely mark an individual so that it can be identified if it is observed again in the future. Credit: Vermont Fish and Wildlife Department
April 17 (6:30 – 8:00 PM)
The Conservation and Recovery Efforts of Bats in Vermont
with state biologist Alyssa Bennett.
Learn about bat conservation and recovery efforts being implemented in Vermont and across the continent. Alyssa Bennett is the Small Mammals Biologist for the Vermont Fish and Wildlife Department, who works primarily on the conservation and recovery of Vermont’s bats. She will introduce the major threats that face Vermont’s nine bat species, including the deadly fungal disease White-nose Syndrome. You will learn what the Vermont Fish and Wildlife Department is doing here in Vermont and on the international stage to combat this disease through the use of colorful photos, compelling figures, and collaborative success stories.
Free and open to the public.