At Darien Library — Bats: Myth and reality
The Darien Land Trust will cosponsor a talk on bats at the Darien Library with the Tree Conservancy of Darien, the Darien Nature Center and the library.
The talk will be Tuesday, March 6, from 7 to 8:30 p.m.
Don Wilson, Ph.D., former curator of mammals at the Smithsonian Institute's National Museum of Natural History in Washington, D.C., who will take attendees on a photographic journey of the vital role of bats in nearly every ecosystem on earth.
Bats control mosquitoes, disperse seeds, pollinate flowers, and a few have extreme feeding specializations such as carnivory, fish-eating, and even blood-feeding (yes, there are vampire bats!). If you think bats are hateful little creatures of the night, come along and be prepared to view them as charismatic microfauna. This lecture will review all aspects of bat biology and allow time for your questions.