49 bat species in North America

Nature Program talk: Bats of North America

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Coastal Mountains Nature Program will co-host an online Zoom presentation titled “Bats of North America: Facts and Fiction” Thursday, Jan. 14, at 6 p.m., with the Camden Public Library.

David Yates, Mammal Program director and co-director of Center for Ecology and Conservation at the Biodiversity Research Institute in Portland, will share his knowledge of bats, which are increasingly of high conservation concern, according to Coastal Mountains Land Trust, in a news release. 

There are over 1,300 (and counting) bat species in the world and 49 are found in North America. Bats require a complex mix of habitats, including old-growth wooded forests for roosting and open areas or wetlands for feeding, according to CMLT. 

Email Julia at jpierce@librarycamden.org to request a link to attend. The presentation platform is limited to those who get an invitation from the library. 

Coastal Mountains Land Trust has worked since 1986 to permanently conserve land to benefit the natural and human communities of the western Penobscot Bay. The Land Trust manages over 12,000 acres and maintains over 50 miles of permanent trails for public access.

The Coastal Mountains Nature Program is a monthly education opportunity hosted by Coastal Mountains Land Trust. Walks and talks explore the natural history of Midcoast Maine, helping educate the public about environment issues and increase opportunities for residents to explore the outdoors. This program will be online until it is safe to gather.

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Thu, 01/14/2021 - 6:00pm

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