MEMBERS ONLY--Saving Night Flyers: Bat Rehabilitation presentation

Posted by AAZK on May 1, 2017 at 10:15 PM

Saving Night Flyers: Bat Rehabilitation presentation by Josh Tarnowski and John Harmer

Learn about bats and why they are important contributors to our environment! Get tips for how YOU can help bats!

$3 per person for current GKC-AAZK members

$6 per person for friends and family!

Pizza and soda provided!

RSVP to Jacque at [email protected] or on our Facebook page by May 15th!

About Josh Tarnowski:

Josh worked as an animal care professional for almost ten years, where he developed a strong affinity for bats above all other species. He's enjoyed the opportunity to care for species ranging from the endangered Rodrigues fruit bat to the (relatively) diminutive Egyptian fruit bat, including working as the AZA SSP coordinator and Studbook keeper for the Egyptian fruit bat.

He will be discussing a general overview of the bats of the world, including some of the noteworthy differences between the two major subgroups of bat (both in terms of their form and their evolutionary history), the myriad of niches this order occupies, and the tremendous benefits bats provide to both humans, and the environment in general. He will also provide some basic information regarding bat box construction and placement.

About John Harner:

John has been involved with rehabilitating Missouri wildlife since 2002 when he and his wife Kristine became volunteers at Lakeside Nature Center. As licensed wildlife rehabilitators through both MDC, and USFW, they have worked with many of the states mammal and bird species, including Missouri's bats.

John will be presenting information on the different bat species found in Missouri, including ranges, habitat, and behavior. He will also talk about what's involved in rehabilitating bats, and dealing with public contact. He will have some information to hand out, and if the timing is right, he may have some live bats for everyone to see.

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