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Nature Moncton May Meeting
Mardi 18 Mai 2021 - 07:00pm - Mardi 18 Mai 2021 08:00pm

March, 2021

 

Nature Moncton May Meeting
May 18, 2021 at 7:00 PM

 

Virtual Meeting
Presenter: Karen Vanderwolf
“Bats -- Their Present Status in New Brunswick and Man-Made Suggested Housing”

The relatively sudden appearance of the fungal disease White-nose Syndrome in New Brunswick came close to decimating our cave bats.

It was first discovered here in March 2011. Karen Vanderwolf was very instrumental with Dr. Don McAlpine in documenting the dramatic decrease of bats in the cave hibernating that population. However, Karen did field work for her PhD during the summer of 2019 in New Brunswick and found that bats are persisting and reproducing despite being exposed to White-nose Syndrome for many years. Karen has conducted a lot of research in caves and mines and has studied other aspects of cave biology.

Karen’s interest in bats has continued and she is currently finishing her PhD on bats at Trent University in Ontario.

Karen has become involved with the Canadian Wildlife Federation in projects to study bats and bat housing. She will give us information on the present status of bats in New Brunswick and suggestions on man-made housing to assist bats.

This presentation will be virtual and the link for anyone anywhere to join in will be published on the Nature Moncton BlogSpot a few days before the presentation.












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