Thursday, April 21, 2016

Bat Program @ Flanders Nature Center April 24

As part of their ongoing programming to promote further understanding and appreciation of nature, art and the environment, Flanders Nature Center & Land Trust is offering a program on bats. 

Participants will gain insight on the value of bats, why they are considered “earth allies” and how white nose disease has impacted them from Gerri Griswold, Director of Administration and Development at The White Memorial Conservation Center who will be leading the program. She has handled bats for twenty four 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 for education. 

Over the years Griswold and her bats have delivered programs to libraries, classrooms, 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. Gerri will enhance the program with a power point presentation.

The program will be held on Sunday, April 24 at 1PM at the Flanders Sugar House which is located a quarter mile up from the intersection of Flanders and Church Hill Roads in Woodbury. The cost is $10 for members and $15 for non-members.  Those interested may register online or call 203-263-3711, ext. 10, for more information.

A full listing of Flanders’ adult and children’s programming can be found on their website at  For more area information

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