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The February 5 program is "Hibernating Bats of Michigan: Who, When, and Where?" presented by Allen Kurta, Professor, Biology Department, Eastern Michigan University. Dr. Kurta will explain what hibernation is, why bats do it, and where hibernating bats are found in the state. It will discuss the nine species of bats in Michigan but concentrate on the species that hibernate underground, in mines and caves. The program will conclude with an introduction to white-nose syndrome, an introduced disease that has killed millions of hibernating bats in eastern North America.
February 5: Meeting and Program: "Hibernating Bats", presented by Allen Kurta.
March 5: Meeting and Program: "Behavior of Mixed-species Flocks in the Peruvian Rainforest" presented by Sean Williams.