Thank you Lopez for turning out for Batty Lopez! The Final Summer of Science Event – Saturday, Sept. 20th, 6:00 p.m

DSCN2396Thank you Lopez residents and visitors to our island! We had a great turnout for Batty Lopez last Saturday night.  47 of you newly appreciating or further appreciating bats attended our final Summer of Science event.  Thank you for your support for this program and for our summer series.  Thank you also to Russel Barsh who guided us through three!! summer programs:  Meet the Pollinators, Marine Animal Identification and finally Batty Lopez. He is a patient teacher, a generous researcher and a tireless conservationist and we are grateful. Stay tuned for our winter program series. Lopez Island is home to at least 10 species of bats, including several rare and unusual bats such as Townsend’s Big-Eared Bat and Long-Eared Myotis. In fact, thousands of bats make Lopez their home feasting on mosquitoes, flies and moths. Recent acoustic surveys by KWIAHT suggest that many bats remain on the island year-round. Learn more about Lopez Island’s most diverse and abundant group of native mammals!  Russel Barsh of KWIAHT presents this remarkable lecture with slideshow and accompanying “bat music”.  Following the lecture Russel will host an optional field trip to Hummel Lake. (Carpooling is encouraged and recommended). Hummel Lake is conveniently located near the library and is a key center for bat activity on Lopez Island. The field trip is timed at dusk to watch the bats and listen to their sounds. Bring a folding/camp chair for comfort. As the summer of 2014 concludes join us for an evening devoted to these beautiful “other” year-round Lopez residents.