Event: Bats: Their Lives and Lore



BATS: Their Lives and Lore

February 27, 2021
Format:  ZOOM (link sent after registration)

Join Master Wildlife Conservationist Maureen Heidtmann as she presents an overview of bats of the world, with an emphasis on our local species. Her presentation will cover the persisting myths and misconceptions about these fascinating creatures, the many roles bats play to ensure a healthy planet, and the perils bats face in their struggle for survival.

Maureen is a licensed wildlife rehabilitator, focusing on bats, and has been for over twenty years. She also holds a CT DEEP Master Wildlife Conservationist certificate, and a permit from USDA to exhibit non-releasable bats for educational purposes. Maureen has attended seminars presented by the founder of Bat Conservation International, Merlin Tuttle, and renowned chiroptologist Dr. Brock Fenton at the National Zoo in Washington D.C., and she has done volunteer field work for B.C.I. Over the years, Maureen has presented programs for children and adults at libraries, schools, nature centers and botanical gardens. Several years ago, she conducted a bat-walk at Old Westbury Gardens, Long Island, which drew a crowd of over 200 people.

To register for this program, please contact Erin O’Connell at or
call 860-583-1234 ext. 103.