With bats on the decline throughout the United States and the world, what is the current state of the New Hampshire bat population? Wendy Scribner, UNH Cooperative Extension, will provide an overview of the species of bats that breed here in NH and the habitats they use. She also will discuss threats bats are facing, particularly white-nose syndrome, and what people can do to help bats. Join Tin Mountain Conservation Center for its monthly EcoForum series to learn more. The presentation will take place on Thursday, March 8, from noon-1pm at theNature Learning Center in Albany.

Wendy Scribner has worked as the Carroll County Extension Forester for the past five years providing assistance on a variety of topics including: developing forest management plans, improving woodlots, selling timber, enhancing wildlife habitat, working with natural resource professionals, understanding timber markets and timber sale contracts, timber harvesting laws, and land protection techniques. Wendy received a Master’s of Science in Forestry from the University of New Hampshire, and prior to working in Carroll County, worked for UNH Cooperative Extension in Durham as a Forestry and Wildlife Program Assistant for 14 years.

Curious about the status of bats in New Hampshire? Wendy’s talk will provide an overview of the different species of bats found in the state, where to look for them, and how landowners and homeowners can help conserve these fascinating mammals. You’ll learn about the impact of white-nose syndrome on New Hampshire bats, the latest scientific research results probing this threat, and how each of us might help.

The Eco-Forum lunchtime lecture series is sponsored by The Flatbread Company ofNorth Conway, the Rock House Mountain Baker, and Frontside Grind Coffee and Espresso. It is presented at noon on the second Thursday of each month at the Tin Mountain Nature Learning Center in Albany. The public is urged to attend to learn more about salient issues facing our natural environment and to hear the views of thought-provoking speakers.