Wednesday, March 19 Meeting. Where are all the bats??? This will be the topic of our Wednesday-night meeting at 7:30 PM at the Gmeiner Art and Cultural Center, 134 Main St., in Wellsboro, PA. Tim Morey, Hills Creek State Park's natural resource officer, will speak about this interesting and critical topic.
Did you by chance notice fewer bats last summer and tons more mosquitos? Itís estimated that bats save farmers $300 million a year in this state alone by providing free pest control. Find out why a disese affecting bats is probably the most devastating wildlife epidemic to ever hit North America! Tim's 30-minute program will discuss humanity's love/hate relationship with this flying mammal, share interesting facts and details about them and their place in our world, and explain how the devastating impact of the White Nose Syndrome is affecting bats in our area. The program will conclude with current figures and some simple things that everyone can do to help bats survive. A question and answer period will follow.
As usual, there will be a business meeting at 6:30, which is also open to the public
Hills Creek State Park Spring Bird Walks. Once again this year, TAS members will lead spring bird walks at Hills Creek State Park. The walks will take place every Saturday in April and May and start at 8:00 AM at the park office. Walks are free and designed for birders of all levels or people just interested in birds. No pre-registration is required. Just show up at the park office. The weather is often very cold and blustery during the first couple of walks in April, so be prepared and dress warmly. The walks generally take about two hours and cover about a milie and half. Participants should wear appropriate shoes and bring binoculars.
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Meetings are held September through May on the third Wednesday of each month at the Gmeiner Art and Cultural Center on 134 Main Street next to the Green Free Library in Wellsboro. A board meeting takes place at 6:30, and the general meeting is at 7:30; all are welcome.
(Updated March 8, 2014.)
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