C.2 Bats: Essential Allies, Safe NeighborsSarah Schmidt

batWashington's 14 bat species hunt moths, beetles, mosquitoes and other insects in our night skies. Bats are vital players in their native habitats worldwide, fulfilling critical roles in plant pollination, seed dispersal, and insect control.

Using photos and videos, bat researcher Sarah Schmidt will share adaptations and contributions of bats and discuss how to support conservation of bats of the Salish Sea watershed.

For more information on Sarah and bats, see Dan Pedersen's excellent article from December 2011, "Living with Bats on Whidbey Island" at http://wildwhidbey.blogspot.com/2011/12/living-with-bats-on-whidbey-island.html