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Portland Audubon holds free talk about Pacific Northwest bats Sept. 11

Part of Nature Night lecture series, presentation will feature bat expert Pat Ormsbee

Bats are so cool! They are the world’s only flying mammals, and can cover more than 100 miles in a night at speeds of 20-30 miles per hour. These hardworking animals also use echolocation to get around in the dark and can eat 1,200 insects each per hour! On Tuesday, Sept. 11, bat expert Pat Ormsby will give a talk at Portland Audubon about these traits and many other aspects of these fascinating creatures.

Portland, Ore. Aug 21, 2012

Bats are so cool! They are the world’s only flying mammals, and can cover more than 100 miles in a night at speeds of 20-30 miles per hour. These hardworking animals also use echolocation to get around in the dark and can eat 1,200 insects each per hour! On Tuesday, Sept. 11, bat expert Pat Ormsby will give a talk at Portland Audubon about these traits and many other aspects of these fascinating creatures.

This event is part of Portland Audubon's monthly Nature Night lecture series. Each lecture is free and open to the public, so guests are invited to grab a seat and learn more about the natural world.
Using photos and video of bats in action, Ormsby will provide a primer on the bats of the Pacific Northwest and share some amazing information about bat habitat and conservation, as well as facets of bat natural history like flight, echolocation, roosting habits, reproduction and pup rearing. She will also cover the latest bat research, including the status of White Nose Syndrome in the Pacific Northwest bat population.

Pat Ormsbee is the U.S. Forest Service and BLM bat specialist for Oregon and Washington, and has studied bats in the field for more than 30 years. After all this time, she says she learns something new about them every day. Please join us in their mysterious world!

For more information, please contact:
Ann Takamoto, Development Director, 503-292-6855, x117
atakamoto@audubonportland.org

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