P.O. Box 346
Holden, MA 01520

Bat Man and Bat Woman Come to Holden


Saturday, April 11 at 11AM at the Holden Senior Center.

Our “Bat Man” is Dr. Jonathan Reichard, a New England research specialist of that tiniest of mammals--the bat. He holds a PhD in biology and is on the staff of the U. S. Fish and Wildlife Service in Hadley, MA. Our “Bat Woman” is Dr. Christina Kocer, the Director of the Northeast Region of the US Fish and Wildlife Service, who will join in with her expertise.

Dr. Reichard and Dr. Kocer will talk about the amazing qualities of these animals and about their research into the White Nose Syndrome, the fungus which has been reducing bat populations worldwide since 2006.

The talk is free, open to the public, and for naturalists of all ages.

This program is supported in part by a grant from the Holden Cultural Commission, a local agency which is supported by the Massachusetts Cultural Council, a state agency.

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