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Bats: Up Close & Personal

By July 28, 2009

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Bats are a lot more interesting than those flapping "children of the night" that you see in vampire movies. Learn the real deal about these fascinating creatures. Tomorrow, Wednesday, July 29 from 7:30 to 9:30 p.m., join the Peconic Land Trust at their North Fork Stewardship Center, 22600 Main Road in Cutchogue (just west of Downs Farm Preserve) for a fun and fascinating exploration of local and other bats. You'll meet biologist and bat expert Bill Schutt, who'll give a fun, informative discussion of the biology and behavior of local and not-so-local, bats.

Bill will discuss ways to encourage bat populations in your neighborhood for their use as natural mosquito control. He'll also discuss some of the reasons why bat populations are declining in New York. He'll set up a mist net in the hopes of collecting, examining and releasing a bat specimen or two. $5 per person. The program will be cancelled if it rains.

For more information, please go to the Peconic Land Trust. To register, please contact Robin Harris at (631) 283-3195, extension 10 no later than 4 p.m. on July 29.

For information on more things to do on Long Island in the coming weeks, please see the August calendar of Events.
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September 1, 2010 at 11:23 am
(1) JIM MARQUARDT says:

LINDA, I’D LIKE TO CONTACT BILL SCHUTT FOR SOME INFORMATION. I’M WRITING A NEWSPAPER ARTICLE ABOUT BATS. DO YOU HAVE HIS PHONE OR EMAIL?

THANKS, JIM MARQUARDT

September 1, 2010 at 6:19 pm
(2) longisland says:

Jim,

I don’t have his contact info, but I’m sure that someone at the Peconic Land Trust —http://www.peconiclandtrust.org– would be able to help you.

Best of luck with your article.

Linda Tagliaferro
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