Bats: Beyond the Myths

Posted July 18, 2012, at 5:49 p.m.

Thursday, Aug. 9, 2012 3 p.m. to 5 p.m.

Location: Hidden Valley Nature Center, 131 Egypt Rd, Jefferson, Maine

For more information: Gary Hayward; 586-6752; hvnc.org

The United Nations has called 2012 the “Year of the Bat” and there couldn’t be a better time to learn about our winged allies. Bats are the most misunderstood and most under-appreciated creature on the planet. Annie Kassler’s presentation will shine light on how essential bats are to our native ecology and the U.S. economy. She will debunk popular bat myths and demonstrate what to do if a bat is trapped in your home. Most importantly, she will raise awareness about White Nose Syndrome, a disease devastating bat populations in Maine and all of eastern North America. Suggested donation $10/$5 members.