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Eavesdropping on local bats at Hirundo Wildlife Refuge

Posted July 29, 2014, at 8:22 p.m.

Friday, Aug. 15, 2014 7 p.m. to 8:30 p.m.

Location: Hirundo Wildlife Refuge, Gate 1 Hudson Road (Rt.43), Old Town, ME

For more information: 207-394-2171; hirundomaine.org

How do you listen to a bat? Bat sounds are generally at high frequencies undetectable to humans. Katelin Craven has a way to make bat sounds audible for humans to hear. Her presentation also includes bat ecology, Maine’s bat species, the challenges of white nose syndrome and her bat research in Colorado. Meet at Hirundo Wildlife Refuge Parker Reed shelter. Bring flashlight. Suggested donation $5, children free. To register call, 394-2171 by August 14, 2014.

Katelin Craven grew up in Austin, TX where Austin’s Congress Avenue Bridge inspired a fascination of bats as she observed the world’s largest urban bat colony. She took her desire to study the natural world to Colorado where she earned a master’s degree studying ecology and wildlife biology at the University of Northern Colorado. Her research focus was on the effects of forest management on bat species’ foraging patterns. Now living in Maine, Katelin is busy learning about our local wildlife, co-coordinating FrogWatch USA Lower Penobscot Chapte

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