Bat Pollinators of the Americas Lecture

Merlin presented his lecture, Bat Pollinators of the Americas, to an enthusiastic, sold-out audience today at the Texas Pollinators PowWow, hosted by the Ladybird Johnson Wildflower Center in Austin, Texas, despite a winter weather advisory and freezing rain. He introduced a wide variety of nectar-feeding bats and their ecological and economic contributions to habitats from the Sonoran Desert of the North American Southwest to Central American rain forests, Caribbean Islands and the Andean páramo of South America, ending with a summary of bat contributions worldwide. His next speaking engagement, titled The Amazing World of Bats and a Novel View of Conservation, will be given to a plenary session of the 2015  Asia-Pacific Biodiversity Conference in Phnom Penh, Cambodia on April 1.676A3026

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2 thoughts on “Bat Pollinators of the Americas Lecture

  1. Hello. I just recently learned that bats are pollinators and would like to learn more about it. Is Merlin Tuttle’s presentation that he gave at the Texas Pollinators PowWow available online that I could see it & listen to it?
    Thanks
    Darlene
    Middletown, Delaware

    1. Hi Darlene,
      Thanks so much for your interest! Merlin’s presentation that he gave to the Texas Pollinators PowWow is not available online as yet, due to the University of Texas’ rules against us using it online. We are out of the country, but Merlin will ask permission again to use it for education and conservation purposes. I’m sorry to tell you this bad news, but he will do more videos on the values of bats, so please subscribe to our blogs to get the latest. And if he can help you in any way in this regard, you can email Merlin at merlintuttle@gmail.com.
      My best,
      Paula

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