Saturday, January 23, 2021
Beautiful, Beneficial, Blameless presented by Master Wildlife Conservationist Maureen Heidtmann, is an overview of the roles that bats play to ensure a healthy planet, and the perils bats face in their struggle for survival – including being wrongfully blamed for the current pandemic. The truth is that wild animals, including bats, are not to blame: humans are.
Maureen is a licensed wildlife rehabilitator, focusing on bats, and has been for over twenty years. She also holds a Master Wildlife Conservationist certificate. Maureen has attended seminars presented by the founder of Bat Conservation International, Merlin Tuttle, and renowned chiroptologist Dr. Brock Fenton at the National Zoo in Washington D.C., and she has done volunteer field work for B.C.I.
Over the years, Maureen has presented programs for children and adults at libraries, schools, nature centers and botanical gardens. Several years ago, she conducted a bat-walk at Old Westbury Gardens, Long Island, which drew a crowd of over 200 people. 2:00 p.m., ZOOM Members: FREE, Non-Members: $10.00 Pre-registration and pre-payment are required: www.whitememorialcc.org . A link will be emailed to you the day before the program.