Bats of North America

Saturday, February 5th – 4:00 PM to 5:00 PM

The EV is joined by guest Speaker Nat Goodby for an informative and exciting look at the Bats of North America. Learn about the diversity of bats (in California and globally), why bats are amazing and important, threats to bats and conservation needs, and an overview of the North American Bat Monitoring Program and emerging research.

 

About the speaker:

Nat Goodby works for Bat Conservation International (BCI), where he is the regional coordinator for the North American Bat Monitoring Program (NABat) throughout California and Nevada. Nat got his start in ecology and natural history research working at the Museum of Vertebrate Zoology at the University of California at Berkeley while earning a B.S. in Conservation and Resource Studies and a B.A. in Integrative Biology. He went on to work as a field biologist and environmental consultant on a variety of projects, as well as leading and facilitating multi-week wilderness expeditions to connect others with the natural world. In his current work with BCI and NABat, Nat coordinates the efforts of a diverse group of partners to survey bats throughout our region to inform our understanding of the status and trends of our bat populations.

 

Photo Credit:

Michael Durham/Minden Pictures, Bat Conservation International

Pallid Bat (Antrozous pallidus) on rimrock at night, Washington