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Wed, Feb 21


Stevens Point

Presentation: Bats - Love 'em or Hate 'em, They Need Your Help

“Bats! How public and private partnerships are increasing our knowledge of bat communities in Wisconsin”

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Presentation: Bats - Love 'em or Hate 'em, They Need Your Help
Presentation: Bats - Love 'em or Hate 'em, They Need Your Help

Time & Location

Feb 21, 2024, 7:00 PM – 8:00 PM

Stevens Point, 1519 Water St, Stevens Point, WI 54481, USA

About the event

In 2007, the Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources established the Wisconsin Bat Program to collect statewide data on bat communities. Only a few of the original long-term bat monitoring stations are still operational, but new partnerships between UWSP and a variety of individuals and organizations have added to our knowledge of this threatened group of Wisconsin animals. Learn what these newly hosted bat-monitoring stations are teaching us about bat communities in the state.

Chris Yahnke is a professor of Wildlife at UWSP, with an interest in mammals, conservation biology, and the scholarship of teaching and learning. He has worked with the US Forest Service studying peregrine falcons in the Green Mountains, the Centers for Disease Control looking at rodent-borne illnesses in South America, and the San Diego Zoo captive breeding peccaries in the Paraguayan chaco. He is currently interested in how squirrels can improve job readiness skills in college undergraduates across the country…and bats, he really likes bats.

Join us Wednesday, February 21st at 7:00pm for Dr. Yahnke’s bat presentation. ALAS programs for the 2023-24 season will continue to be hybrid with the in-person presentation held at the Lincoln Center (1519 Water St., Stevens Point, Wisconsin) and available to view remotely live via Zoom. To view via Zoom, register at Find this link on our website under the Events-Presentations tab.

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