Discover The Wonders Of Bats In Free Program At PEEC

A Tadarida bat. Courtesy/PEEC

PEEC News:

Learn about the extraordinary world of bats in a program at PEEC Tuesday, Dec. 9. Wildlife biologist Justin Stevenson will talk about the biology, ecology, behavior and importance of these beautiful and remarkable mammals. The program begins at 7 p.m. and is free to attend.

Stevenson will show photos and videos to augment a discussion about common misconceptions, current threats to North America’s bat species, and how to become a bat advocate. During the program, there will also be an opportunity to meet two of the 29 insectivorous bat species endemic to New Mexico.

No advance registration is required to attend this talk. To learn more about this and other PEEC programs, visit www.PajaritoEEC.org, email Programs@PajaritoEEC.org or call 505.662.0460.

Stevenson, formerly a federal wildlife disease biologist and mesocarnivore researcher, is now the owner of RD Wildlife Management and Consulting. From developing artificial habitat for the Department of Transportation, to creating a non-profit initiative to fundraise for white-nose syndrome research, Stevenson has become an active conservationist and chiroptophilic.

The Pajarito Environmental Education Center (PEEC) was founded in 2000 to serve the community of Los Alamos. It offers people of all ages a way to enrich their lives by strengthening their connections to our canyons, mesas, mountains, and skies. PEEC maintains a nature center, holds regular programs and events, and hosts a number of interest groups from birding to hiking to butterfly watching.

PEEC activities are open to everyone; however members receive exclusive benefits such as discounts on programs and merchandise. Annual memberships start at $20. To learn more, visit http://www.PajaritoEEC.org.

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