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Bats 101: All about our night flying friends

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Thu, Oct 26, 2023, 7pm to 9pm
bats flying above Peace Tower


Dr. Christina Davy (Carleton University)


Join us online for this Zoom Meeting.

The Wildlife Speaker Series is bringing bats into the spotlight, to help demystify these creatures of the night! We invite Ottawa residents to spend the evening with us learning about the various types of bats that share our city, what they do in the winter, and the threats that they face. Did you know that several of our local bats are nationally and provincially endangered, and others may soon be added to the list of species at risk? Now that’s spooky! We hope you’ll join us online…same bat-time, same bat-channel!

Dr. Christina Davy is an Assistant Professor and Principal Investigator at Carleton University. She held her first bat in 2002 and has been madly in love with them since! Christina’s research integrates disease ecology, behavioural ecology, and conservation genomics to inform the recovery of species at risk, especially bats, amphibians and reptiles. She previously worked as a research scientist with the Government of Ontario, and served as a jurisdictional member of the Committee on the Status of Endangered Wildlife in Canada. Christina also serves on the Board of Directors for the Canadian Herpetological Society.