Last week as part of our Summer Lecture Series, the Conservancy hosted a presentation by Chris Grow entitled “Bats of the Midsouth.” Chris, a biologist with Ensafe Inc, included an overview of the unique characteristics of bats, focusing on the bat species found in the in the Midsouth, and discussed bat houses and habitat, White Nose Syndrome, and conservation. You can check out his website at groweco.weebly.com.
Over 90 people of all ages attended, filling the room to capacity and beyond. The keen level of interest in this topic was reflected in the numerous questions asked by the group at the end of the program.
Why is this important to share with you? Having over 90 attendees at an event such as this illustrates the importance of our environmental education programming to the community.
As many of you know, most of our environmental education outreach is facilitated by Cathy Justis, the Wolf River Conservancy’s Director of Education, with a focus on students at area schools, as well as family and community programs such as our Summer Lecture Series, which is generously underwritten by Buckman.
We wish to thank the Buckman for its continued support of the Wolf River Conservancy, as well as Memphis Botanic Garden for partnering with us to present this lecture series each summer. And of course, many thanks to our wonderful speakers!
Next up in the series on Aug. 22 is a Monarch Butterfly Workshop during the day, followed by an evening lecture on Monarch Butterfly Conservation. We close our season on Sept. 26th with a brand new documentary film screening: Hometown Habitats by Catherine Zimmerman. Please visit wolfriver.org to learn more about these and other upcoming Wolf River Conservancy activities.
Only with your continued financial support can we provide such high quality education programs, in addition to our recreational activities and our all-important land conservation work. Thank you for your help in delivering on our mission!