Raise your bat IQ education during this October 8 & 9 weekend workshop hosted by FOBANWR or Friends of Buenos Aires Wildlife Refuge. The weekend will be led by FOBANWR member Stephen H. Buck, PhD, and featuring Ronnie Sidner, PhD, of Tucson, one the premiere bat biologists in the Southwest.
Sidner’s PhD is in Ecology and Evolutionary Biology from the University of Arizona, and she currently manages her own environmental consulting company. She is an adjunct faculty member at the U A and a member of numerous scientific organizations, including the prestigious Arizona-Nevada Academy of Science. Dr. Sidner has been working with Arizona bats for nearly 30 years. She has been called upon to study some major local environmental issues affecting bats and other mammals, including bat diseases, urban development, military activity at Fort Huachuca, designation of new protected lands, the border virtual fence, use of forest habitat by illegal immigrants, and the proposed Rosemont Copper Mine. She continues long-term monitoring to determine changing resource use by bats, especially the endangered Lesser Long-Nosed Bat in the Sonoran and Chihuahuan Deserts.
Along with three luscious meals, participants will be able to leisurely enjoy the nature and beauty of Brown Canyon while learning some fascinating facts about bats from Dr. Sidner’s library of books, papers, video clips, photographs, and bat-call sound recordings. And the pièce de résistance on Saturday night is using the high-tech assortment of night-vision devices, ultra-sound detectors, and special cameras to experience the mystery of bat night-time activity.
Registration for this weekend event is required. The overnight workshop cost is $95 for FOBANWR members and $105 for non-members. price includes lodging in Brown Canyon Education Center Lodge (pictured) and three catered meals (dinner on Saturday, breakfast and lunch on Sunday). Overnight workshop runs from Saturday at 1 p.m. to approximately 2 p.m. on Sunday.
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(Photo is courtesy of FOBANWR)