Bats: Earth’s Allies
Tis’ the season when our beautiful bats awaken from their winter slumber and return to our yards to perform Herculean deeds! Join Gerri Griswold for a lavishly illustrated talk that touches on the basics of the most beneficial and unjustifiably maligned mammal on our planet. How many species of bats are there? Where do they live? Why are they so important to us? What is harming them….and so much more. Meet a live amBATsador and be swept up by Griswold’s life-long love affair with these tremendous creatures!
Gerri Griswold is Director of Administration and Development at The White Memorial Conservation Center in Litchfield, Connecticut. She has handled bats for twenty-eight years as a wildlife rehabilitator and educator and is licensed by the Connecticut Department of Energy and Environmental Protection and the United States Department of Agriculture to keep and exhibit non releasable bats and more recently, Porcupines for education. Over the years Griswold and her bats have delivered hundreds of programs to libraries, classrooms, Scout troops and organizations like the National Park Service and the Yale Peabody Museum. They have appeared on the cover of The Weekly Reader and produced a segment about bats for The Late Show with David Letterman. Griswold was featured in “Seasons of Connecticut” by Diane Smith, published by Globe Pequot Press, released in June 2010.
2:00 p.m., A. B. Ceder Room, Members: FREE Non-members: $5.00, Pre-registration and pre-payment are required. Call 860-567-0857 or register online: www.whitememorialcc.org