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BeProvided Conservation Radio

BeProvided Conservation Radio takes you from the Santa Cruz Mountains to Africa with expert interviews in wildlife biology, conservation, environmental education, nature writing, nature art/photography, eco tourism and much much more.  Learn how you can help close to home and worldwide to protect our natural world.

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Introduction and Outro done by friend of the podcast, Dale Willman, award winning journalist! Thank you Dale for this wonderful contribution!

Oct 31, 2017

This week is all about bats! We are celebrating bats today with Amanda Bevan of the Organization for Bat Conservation located in my home state, Michigan. Grey and I spoke with Amanda via Skype.

Amanda shares her story about her first bat encounter while in Indonesia and how that experience changed her outlook about bats. Amanda’s life was also changed drastically with the big brothers big sisters program when her big sister influenced her to get outside in nature. We also learned how bats are incredible bug eating machines and pollinators. So listen for more bat stories and fall in love with these tiny animals and absorb Amanda’s enthusiasm!

In this episode you will hear:

  • 3 very good reasons why we should love bats
  • About new technology that can help locate and identify bats
  • The best time of year to keep or trim palm fronds
  • About why white nose syndrome is so devastating to the bat population
  • About what gives Amanda hope to continue with this work she loves!