March 21 Program: Bats of North Texas


Did you know that there are over 1,300 species of bats? These flying mammals provide important benefits to natural ecosystems and human economies. This presentation will discuss bat biology, which bat species call DFW home, why bats are so important, and the current threats to bat populations.


Rachel Richter is an Urban Wildlife Biologist for Texas Parks and Wildlife in the DFW area. She has a bachelor’s degree in Wildlife and Fisheries Science from Texas A&M and a master’s degree in Wildlife Ecology from Texas State. Her thesis research focused on home range and habitat use of a reintroduced population of javelina in Central Texas. As an urban wildlife biologist, she focuses on making our communities more wildlife-friendly through educational outreach and providing technical guidance.

Tuesday, March 21, 2017, at 7:00 pm
Community Room at the West Arlington Police Station
2060 W. Green Oaks Blvd, Arlington.
Parking is available in the front of the building, accessed from Ron McAndrew Drive.
FREE and open to the public.

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