Bat presentation

Community Happenings
Nov 19, 2013
2:00 PM

Belfast Garden Club’s public monthly meeting and talk series continue Nov. 19, featuring a presentation covering the fascinating topic of bats with Annie Kassler. The program is free and the public is encouraged to attend. The speaker will begin at 2 p.m. following a brief public club business meeting beginning at 1 p.m. The afternoon meeting and program take place at St. Margaret's Episcopal Church Parish House at 95 Court St. in Belfast.

Local bat enthusiast Annie Kassler is a speaker with Bat Conservation International and has developed connections with bat scientists and enthusiasts throughout Maine and the United States. She will go beyond the myths with her knowledge and experience with bats. Bats are undeservedly one of the most misunderstood and under-appreciated creatures in our world. Many people are surprised to hear that bats play an essential role in both the earth’s ecology and the global economy. In addition to revealing why we should care about bats, she will highlight myths versus facts, demonstrate how to remove a bat from your home, and will display successful bat houses. She will also discuss White Nose Syndrome, which is devastating bat populations in Maine and all of eastern North America.