Go Wild for Bats!

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Sunday, September 17th, 2023
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Public Welcome Will be Recorded Free Event Program/Speaker Presentation

Please join us for "Go Wild for Bats!" with Dr. Joy O'Keefe, assistant professor at the University of Illinois-Urbana/Champaign and Wildlife Extension Specialist.

Learn about the bats of Illinois and Cook County, including steps you can take to provide habitat for bats in your backyard or neighborhood. Understand threats to bats and simple ways you can help to protect your local bat populations. Hear about the international effort to count and monitor bats across North America and how to get involved with this program. 

Wild Ones hint: Yes, native plants, trees and shrubs can help! 

Speaker Bio:

Dr. O’Keefe is an assistant professor and wildlife extension specialist in natural resources and environmental sciences at University of Illinois-Urbana/Champaign. She has been studying bats for 23 years. Her research program tackles applied questions and yields solutions to conservation challenges facing imperiled bat populations. 

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