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Center for Wildlife Studies “Wild Maine” Series: It’s a Tough Time to Be a Bat – Hybrid

Thursday, May 18 @ 6:30 pm 7:30 pm

The Center for Wildlife Studies “Wild Maine” Series, in partnership with the Camden Public Library, continues in May with a presentation by bat ecologist Dr. Scott Reynolds. Dr. Reynolds will be discussing the biology and conservation of New England’s bats.

This is a hybrid event and will take place in person in the Picker Room at Camden Public Library as well as on Zoom. To attend via Zoom, use this link to register:

Temperate bats are ubiquitous throughout Maine, from the interior forests of northern Maine to the urban centers of Augusta and Portland, and along the coast and off-shore environment all the way to New Brunswick. Despite being found throughout the state, bats in the northeast are suffering from massive die-offs and conservation threats, including invasive disease, climate change, and renewable energy development. Join us as we explore the biology and conservation of these amazing mammals.

Dr. Scott Reynolds is a Center for Wildlife Studies Instructor, a member of the Science Faculty at St. Paul’s School in Concord, New Hampshire, and a founding Partner at North East Ecological Services,  a biological consultancy focused on the population biology and conservation of temperate bats. His work focuses on the population biology and reproductive energetics of temperate bats, including the winter ecology of hibernating bats. He works with both undergraduate and graduate students as well as a variety of collaborators from state and federal agencies to collect field data needed to make informed conservation and species management policies. Although he continues to study population biology, much of his recent work involves the use of technology to collect data on the potential impact of inland and off-shore wind energy development on migratory bats.

The mission of the Center for Wildlife Studies is to provide accessible environmental education worldwide and promote wildlife conservation through science.

Learn more about CWS by visiting their website: centerforwildlifestudies.org

We hope you’ll also join for future programs in the “Wild Maine” Series at the library, including on May 30, 2023. Learn more about the “Wild Maine” series here: centerforwildlifestudies.org/wild-maine

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Camden, ME 04843 United States