Bats of Kansas

March 27th, 2018 -
6:30pm - 12:00am

Dyck Arboretum of the Plains
177 West Hickory
Hesston, KS 67062
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Bats of Kansas

Tuesday, March 27, 2018 with Curtis Schmidt

Bats are fascinating creatures. Fort Hays State University’s Sternberg Museum of Natural History’s Zoologist and Bats of Kansas coauthor Curtis Schmidt is a great advocate of these nocturnal mammals. Their populations thrive near streams and when insects are abundant. They roost in caves, built structures, and forests. As the prairie state of Kansas gradually becomes more wooded, the range for many species of bats continues to expand into our state. Learn more about their expanding ranges, common habits, challenges of white-nosed syndrome, and ways that you can improve the chances of having bats join the ecology of your own landscape.

Come for supper at 6:00 p.m. or just the lecture at 6:30 p.m. ($5 for lecture, $10 for supper and lecture).

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