Talk on Bats at SERC April 28

WINTER HARBOR — Tim Divoll, associate wildlife biologist with the BioDiversity Research Institute and a student at the University of Southern Maine, will present an illustrated program about the problems caused by mercury in bat populations in Maine on Thursday, April 28, at 7 p.m. on the Schoodic Education and Research Center (SERC) campus in Winter Harbor.

Divoll studied bat populations along the coast of Maine and in Acadia National Park in 2009 and 2010, collecting natural history data for little brown bats, northern long-eared bats and eastern small-footed bats. Many species of bats in the northeast are facing several challenges such as toxins, habitat loss, white-nose syndrome and wind power development.


The program will be held at the Moore Auditorium. It is free and open to the public. Donations will be accepted at the door.

For more information, contact Gail La Rosa Thompson at [email protected] or 288-1360.

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