Hundreds of bats are silhouetted against a sundown sky as they fly from the roost.
Going batty Join us on Thursday, October 22! © Robert and Linda Mitchell

Join The Nature Conservancy for our fall webinar series!

Tune in for one virtual episode (or all four!) as we embark on an autumn adventure to discover Indiana’s natural wonders!

Trick or Treat? Bats: A Spectacularly Spooky Species
Thursday, October 22 | 7:00 - 8:00 p.m. (Eastern)

Don’t say boo to bats! These spectacular flying mammals help control insect populations and play an important role in our lives, beyond their seasonal significance around Halloween. Hear from bat conservation experts telling these tales:

  • Dead or alive? Listen to TNC's Forest Bank Manager Dan Shaver entertain and enlighten you with a spooky tree story.
  • Terror in the Night Sky (If You're a Bug): Then Dr. Joy O’Keefe, Assistant Professor at University of Illinois, will swoop in and reveal what bats eat, where bats like to eat and why bats are critical for healthy habitats.
  • A Cautionary Tale:  Then Ryan Slack, Principal Ecologist at CEC, will sink his teeth in the topic of echolocation--what it is and how each bat speaks with a different vocal signature. Ryan will also discuss TNC's Wallier Woods, and why it is a very cool land acquisition for bats.

Register for "Trick or Treat"


Fall Crane Migration: The Greatest Spectacle in Bird Migration
Thursday, November 5 | 7:00 - 8:00 p.m. (Eastern)

Check back soon for more details on this TNC TV!

Register for "Fall Crane Migration"


Feast on Nature: Giving Thanks for Healthy Soil & Local Ingredients
Thursday, November 19 | 7:00 - 8:00 p.m. (Eastern)

Check back soon for more details on this tasty TNC TV!

Register for "Feast on Nature"


Did you miss our October 8 TNC TV? You can watch the recorded "Cheers to OktoberForest! Connecting Forests to Water to Beer"

OktoberForest is a nationwide TNC initiative highlighting the importance of healthy forests and clean water. We all know that our body is made up of 60 percent water, but did you know that 95 percent of beer is water? And more than 50 percent of America’s water comes from our forests? Watch to learn about beer and how it supports healthy forests! Use the passcode 4C?TNdT^