PWCA 1st Thursday Speaker Series
When: Thursday, July 7, 7:30-9:00pm
Where: Bull Run Unitarian Church, 9350 Main Street, Manassas
Speaker: Rick Reynolds, a biologist from Virginia Department of Game and Inland Fisherires (DGIF)
Think these flying mammals are just creatures from a horror movie, or a costume for millionaire Bruce Wayne? Think again - bats eat insects that otherwise would pester us in the evening (i.e., 'skeeters...), and would damage crops.
Our bats are disappearing. A new disease, white nose fungus, has forced closure of caves and could end up killing many of our bats.
Come here the latest! Speaker Rick Reynolds has been with the VA Dept. of Game & Inland Fisheries for more than 20years. His work has mostly centered around mammals (flying squirrels, woodrats, water shrew, rock vole, bats, etc.), but has included falcons, eagle, song birds, and salamanders.
Recently Rick has been focusing on bats and two issues that are impacting bat populations - wind energy and white-nose syndrome.