You can learn about the 16 species of Tennessee bats at the University of Tennessee Arboretum in Oak Ridge on Thursday.
Sponsored by the UT Arboretum Society, this family friendly program will be led by Pandy English, the assistant chief of biodiversity for the Tennessee Wildlife Resources Agency, a press release said. It’s scheduled to start at the UT Arboretum on South Illinois Avenue at 6:30 p.m.Â Thursday, November 2.
“We know that bats eat mosquitoes and help pollinate plants, but there is so much more to this mysterious creature,” the press release said.
The program will be at theÂ UT Arboretum Auditorium,Â which is atÂ 901 South Illinois Avenue. It will include a PowerPoint presentation, bat â€œshow and tellâ€ items, and childrenâ€™s activities at the end, the press release said. Attendees will learn about bat myths and facts, the characteristics and types of bats in Tennessee, and why bats are one of our most invaluable species. [Read more…]