RUTLAND, Vt. — Have you ever wondered about the bats you may catch glimpses of flying through the night sky? Vermont is home to nine species of bats, and no, they don’t “vant to suck your blood.” However, they may be in your woods roosting under tree bark, in tree cavities, caves or rocky outcroppings, barns or attics, or a backyard bat box. Join the VWA March 25 from 5:30 to 6:30 P.M. as we host Vermont Fish and Wildlife Biologist Alyssa Bennett for a Zoom discussion on bats. Bennett will share her expertise by giving a little background information on bats with an emphasis on the five threatened and endangered species found in Vermont. Find out how to manage your woodland in a way that that will enhance the habitat for bats.
Alyssa Bennett has been working as a small mammal biologist for the Vermont Fish and Wildlife Department since 2011. Her work with the department includes heading conservation and recovering of small mammal species, conducting research and surveillance on white-nose syndrome, public outreach and education on Vermont bat species, and working on habitat conservation and regulatory review.
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–Vermont Woodlands Association
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