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Evenings with Audubon: Watching tiny survivors—bats who beat the odds

  • VFW Post 1318 133 East Lakeside Street Madison, WI, 53715 United States (map)

The devastating bat disease white-nose syndrome (WNS) was first detected in Wisconsin in 2014 and now it’s spread throughout the state, affecting almost all caves and mines. The Wisconsin Bat Program has been tracking the steep population decline occurring since and searching for remaining individuals. Join DNR bat biologist and state cave & mine specialist Jennifer Redell for Evenings with Audubon. You’ll be introduced to the amazing but secret lives of your neighborhood bats and will hear the story of WNS in Wisconsin. Jennifer will be accompanied by live bat ambassadors and will share a variety of actions you can take to help Wisconsin’s bats.

Little brown bat, Photo by Jennifer Redell

Little brown bat, Photo by Jennifer Redell

This talk is hosted at the VFW Post 1318, also known as Cranefield's (133 E. Lakeside St.), just off of John Nolan Drive. Food and drinks are available at the bar for those who hope to catch dinner before or after the program.