Many gardeners underestimate the value of bats and their role in keeping unwanted insects under control. But do you know who we have to THANK for keeping the bug (mosquito) population down (in a sustainable and ecological way)?? BATS!!! Bats are JUST amazing, little, flying mammals!
Through careful placement of “bat houses,” some farmers have completely eliminated any need for spraying insecticides! The bat population suffers from inaccurate myths, insecticides and pollutants, and loss of habitat. All of these factors are working to decrease the bat population. Our rapidly changing world is leaving bats poisoned, stressed, and homeless – all major factors in the decline of these irreplaceable animals.
Please join us to hear Shari Blissett-Clark’s colorful and engaging program. This presentation is wonderful for kids, too!
Sharri will dispel the many erroneous myths about bats and replace them with the fascinating facts about bats and their irreplaceable contribution to Florida’s habitats. Bats provide important environmental services that factor heavily into human health, including benefits to commercial agriculture, stock growers, and backyard gardeners.
This program will cover methods gardeners can use to encourage bat activity, along with conservation strategies that anyone can use to help conserve these beneficial mammals. Attendees will have the opportunity to meet live Florida bats after the program. “Bat houses” will be available for purchase or to order for those interested in helping our winged friends. Hope to see you there!
Shari Blissett-Clark is a founder of Bat Belfrys, Inc. — A florida non profit dedicated to conserving Florida’s bats.