Dorset Library to Host ‘Bat Girl’
Batgirl Kerry Monahan will discuss bats in Vermont at the Dorset Library on Saturday, October 17, beginning at 3 p.m. Learn about bat populations in Vermont and what you can do to help them thrive in this presentation. Monahan works at the Vermont Department of Fish and Wildlife as a bat and snake technician. She monitors endangered bats in the area and works in partnership with the Nature Conservancy, with a focus on White Nose Syndrome., which has threatened bat populations in recent years. Kerry works regularly at the Aeolus Cave, one of the largest hibernacula in the northeast. She will also tell us about the fall swarm, what to do when a bat is found in your attic, the status of the state and federally threatened long ear bat, and what you can do to help as a homeowner to help improve their habitats. Kerry will also have informative pamphlets and plans for building your own bat house. The event is free and open to all ages, and will last about an hour with time for questions at the end. Refreshments will be served. Mark your calendar for these upcoming events at Dorset Library, with more information coming soon: The After Dark Graveyard Walk and History Talk on Friday, October 30, at 8:45 p.m. in conjunction with the Dorset Historical Society, and Halloween fun from 3 to 8 p.m. on Saturday, October 31, for more information, call 802-867-5774.