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Wayne Independent - Honesdale, PA
  • Bats to be focus of presentation

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  • According to the Pocono District of Penn State Extension, The Last Bats in PA: Bat Ecology and White-nose Syndrome webinar will be held on January 14, 12-1 p.m. and 7-8 p.m. Bats have been keeping insect populations in check for millions of years. By consuming June bugs, tent caterpillars, corn rootworm beetles, stinkbugs, and other agricultural and forest insect pests, they’ve been performing a valuable ecological service for free. In this webinar the ecology of Pennsylvania’s only flying mammals and how the recent outbreak of white-nose syndrome has affected their populations will be discussed. The presenter is Richard Fritsky, Regional Wildlife Diversity Biologist, Pennsylvania Game Commission. To view the webinar visit https://meeting.psu.edu/PAForestWeb/. Penn State is committed to affirmative action, equal opportunity, and the diversity of its workforce.
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