Beneficial Bats Topic of Program

LITCHFIELD — White Memorial Conservation Center will host Beautiful, Beneficial, Blameless Bats with Maureen Heidtmann at 2 p.m. Saturday, January 23 via Zoom. The program, 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.

Ms. Heidtmann is a licensed wildlife rehabilitator, focusing on bats, and has been for more than twenty years.

She holds a Master Wildlife Conservationist certificate and 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.

There is a fee. Pre-registration and pre-payment are required by going to A link will be emailed to participants the day before the program.

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