Saturday, April 21, 2012 - Memphis Zoo
"Animals of the Night" exhibit will open with new bat features
including photos, videos and touchscreen interactives.
Tuesday, April 24, 2012 - Memphis Zoo
Presentation on bats and plans for an artificial cave by Cory Holliday, Nature Conservancy's Tennessee Cave Program Director
RSVP for lecture to firstname.lastname@example.org or call (901) 333-6566.
Under the direction of Cory Holliday, The Nature Conservancy runs what is widely regarded as the leading cave protection program in Tennessee. Since the 1980s, the Tennessee Chapter of the Conservancy has purchased and protected 9 caves and has gated more than 15 to keep out vandals.
Currently, we are leading the fight against white-nose syndrome, a deadly fungus that threatens to annihilate several bat species. Bats are the leading predator of night-flying insects, helping to keep agricultural pests in check. To combat this epidemic that is decimating bat populations across the eastern United States, the Tennessee Chapter is building an artificial bat cave prototype, which can be replicated elsewhere. It will provide bats a safe environment where scientists can study this disease and work to defeat it.April 18, 2012