The Natural History of Bats of Southern New England

Join us before Halloween for a not-so-spooky talk about bats!  University of Rhode Island professor Dr. Peter August will review bat diversity around the world with special emphasis on bats of southern New England. He will discuss the surprisingly complex annual cycle of our most common bat – the little brown bat of southern New England. Dr. August will update the audience on White Nose Syndrome,  the mysterious disease that is decimating bat populations in the northeastern United States.

Come to the Barn on Wednesday, October 28th – we’ll start the evening with a potluck dinner at 6 pm, and the program will begin at 7 pm. Dr. August is a Professor in the URI Department of Natural Resources Science where he teaches classes in geographic information systems and landscape ecology. He has studied bats in New England, the Caribbean, and South America.