Rideau Valley Field Naturalists

 

Press Release

For immediate release but not later than Saturday, March 31, 2007

Information contact:  Judy Buehler – (613) 326-0106;

 e-mail:   goodlife@rideau.net

 

Bats, their lives, myths and realities

 

By Judy Buehler

Rideau Valley Field Naturalists

 

Bothered by flying insects while you’re trying to enjoy a balmy summer evening in your yard?  Encourage bats to visit.  Insect-eating bats typically consumes 50 to 100 percent of their body weight in insects each night in the summer. 

 

Learn more about our local bats, as well as bats around the globe, through pictures and sound at the next meeting of the Rideau Valley Field Naturalists, on Sunday, April 1st.  Guest speaker, Matt Saunders, will help us gain a better understanding of the amazing diversity in the bat world.  A science, biology and environmental science teacher from Kingston, Matt has been studying bats for close to 20 years.  He will talk about local species of bats and contrast some of the myths   and realities that surround this fascinating group of mammals. 

 

The general public is invited to join the RVFN for their meeting at 2 p.m., Sun., April 1st, in the All-Purpose Room at the Perth and District Indoor Swimming Pool on Wilson Street at Sunset Boulevard.   There is a small admission fee of $5.00 for non-members.

 

For more information about the RVFN, contact Judy Buehler at 326-0106.