[PHOTO CREDIT: KAREN VANDERWOLF/NB MUSEUM -SPECIMENS FROM THE NEW BRUNSWICK MUSEUM’S BAT COLLECTION. THESE INCLUDE THE BIG BROWN BAT, LITTLE BROWN BAT, NORTHERN LONG-EAR BAT, AND THE TRICOLORED BAT]
In a previous post (May 24, 2013) I wrote about Dara Glaspy, a grade 2 student from New Brunswick with an interest in bats. She has been constructing bat houses with her father to raise money for research on bats and white-nose syndrome. On July 17 Dara visited me here at the New Brunswick Museum along with her parents, brother, and her teacher. So far Dara has raised an amazing $350 from selling her bat houses. The family has been very impressed with the community response and interest in the project. Donald McAlpine and I gave the family a behind-the-scenes tour of the museum; including the bat collection and the actively growing fungal colonies that are part of my research.
[PHOTO CREDIT: KAREN VANDERWOLF/NB MUSEUM – DARA GAVE ME A COPY OF THE POSTER SHE MADE FOR HER BAT PROJECT]
[PHOTO CREDIT: KAREN VANDERWOLF/NB MUSEUM – THE LARGEST BAT SPECIES IN CANADA: THE HOARY BAT]