Wilkes-Barre: Bats in the Watershed

Thursday, July 12, 2018 - 6:30pm - 7:30pm

Location: River Common Amphitheatre, Wilkes-Barre PA. (Entrance to River Common at Northampton and River)

Description: Join the Riverfront Parks Committee and special guest, Susan Gallagher from the Carbon County Environmental Education and Wildlife Rehabilitation Center "A Special Presentation with Live Bats" at the River Common Amphitheater (Entrance to River Common at Northampton and River)

Hardy mammals that have survived for about 50 million years, bats play an important ecological role in the environment. A bat can consume 25 percent of its body weight in flying insects during a night's feeding. In Pennsylvania alone, bats collectively eat tons of insects each night, impacting agriculture and the spread of insect-borne disease, not to mention backyard comfort.

Learn how a disease known as White Nose Syndrome has impacted bat populations in the Eastern United States.

Bring the family to this hour long program on July 12th and learn more about this native mammal, its habitat, and its impact on our region. Environmental Educators will be on-site to showcase live bats and answer all of your questions, including those concerning the threat of white nose syndrome.

Hope to see you there!

Program Sponsors:
King's College, Pennsylvania, Wilkes University, Visit Luzerne County, Pennsylvania Environmental Council, Pennsylvania Department of Conservation and Natural Resources, Pocono Forests & Waters, and County of Luzerne Pennsylvania.

More information: https://www.facebook.com/events/660203144318657/