May 29 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Bats are one of the most diverse groups of mammals globally, yet we know little about them. Trevor Peterson will speak about our local species of bats, including the ones living in your attic, and what’s been learned through the bat research underway on the Cathance River Preserve. You’ll learn about the remarkable history of how humans discovered echolocation and how the populations are shifting, as well as lessons learned from monitoring bats throughout the country over the past decade.
Trevor Peterson works as a biologist and project manager for Stantec Consulting in Topsham, where he specializes in work related to renewable energy projects, bat migration, and rare species assessments. Since joining the company in 2003, Peterson’s project experience has included vernal pool water quality and ecological monitoring, spotted turtle inventory and telemetry, natural community characterization, acoustic bat surveys, breeding bird surveys, vegetation monitoring and raptor surveys.