Eating bugs and helping plants—bats are good guys!
Saturday, February 17
There are more than 1,100 species of bats occurring worldwide and speaker Karen Krebbs has spent over 30 years studying them, working initially at the Arizona-Sonora Desert Museum and now independently as a conservation biologist, author, animal handler/trainer, and bat researcher. Bats are an important part of our ecosystem, but are often misunderstood by humans. Learn all about bats and how they have become so successful both as predators and pollinators. Many species of bats eat bugs and use echolocation as they search for food at night. Some species of bats, including the endangered lesser long-nosed bat, feed on nectar and are considered to be gentle, beneficial pollinators. Each year, nectar-feeding bats travel through Southern Arizona and pollinate columnar cacti and succulents on their way to Mexico.
A live bat will be presented at the end of this talk.
To request a reservation, please call 520-622-6014 during business hours beginning one week prior to the event.
Event Tags: Audubon Society, bats, event, free event, lecture, the national parks store, Tucson Audubon