Virtual Presentations


An overview of flyway-level research on Red Knots conducted at Grays Harbor and Willapa Bay, Washington
Joseph B. Buchanan, Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife
Virtual Presentation: Wednesday, April 27, 2022 at 7:00 p.m.

Red Knot

The Red Knot (Calidris canutus) is a numerically uncommon shorebird that migrates along the Pacific coast of North America. In contrast to several other subspecies of the Red Knot found in other parts of the world, relatively little was known about the Red Knot subspecies found in the North American Pacific Flyway until recently. This presentation will provide an overview of information about aspects of the abundance, ecology, and behavior of this sandpiper in Washington.

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Bats: Who they are, where they live, and who they benefit
Meg Lunnum, Bats Northwest Board of Directors and founder of Happy Valley Bats Rescue
Virtual Presentation: Saturday, April 30, 2022 at 7:00 p.m.

Meg Lunnum, Bats Northwest

Join Bats Northwest and bat rehabilitator, Meg Lunnum, for an introduction to our local furry friends of the night skies. Bats make numerous contributions to the quality of life on earth and provide important benefits to the welfare of humans. Our world wouldn’t be the same without them. Bats are the main predators of night-flying bugs, including agricultural pests and mosquitos. In other parts of the world, bats are important pollinators for fruits, flowers, and many medicinal plants.

Listen to Meg as she dispels myths and misconceptions surrounding our bat friends. We will explore which bats live in the NW, what habitats they use, what they eat, and how we can take steps to protect these important species. Did you know that one Washington bat can eat 1200 mosquitos in an hour? Did you know bats are a common urban wildlife species? Do you know what plants can benefit bats? Do you have questions about where and what kind of bat house to put up on your property?

Learn about the life of our NW bats, meet a few species up close, and get to know their sweet, batty behaviors. This includes a Q&A to answer all your bat-related curiosities!

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