Merlin Tuttle Bat Talk/Photos July 17 in D.C.

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Merlin Tuttle Bat Talk/Photos July 17 in D.C.

Postby PYoungbaer » Jul 12, 2012 1:35 pm

Not WNS, but by Bat Conservation International's Founder, Merlin Tuttle:

US Forest Service International Programs Seminar Series presents:

WHAT: Flowers that Guide Bats

WHO: Merlin D. Tuttle, Ph.D.

WHEN: 12:30 to 1:30 pm, Tuesday, July 17, 2012

WHERE: US Forest Service International Programs (near McPherson Square Metro).
1099 14th Street, NW, Suite 5500W, Washington, DC 20005

Please R.S.V.P. to Pari Henkai 202-219-9776 or
Note: Security measures in our building require all guests to sign in at the central security station before the presentation. You will be required to leave a photo ID with the officer (please make sure to retrieve it when
leaving.) You will be scanned with a hand-held metal detector before being escorted to our office.

About the presentation

How can flowering plants guide bats at night? Recent discoveries have documented that reflective petals and leaves, even sound-absorbent ?beards? guide echolocating bats no less than airport runway lights guide pilots. Working on assignment for National Geographic magazine, Drs. Merlin Tuttle and Ralph Simon have partnered to photograph a wide array of sophisticated adaptations for the first time. The resulting 20,000 ultra high-speed photographs capture bats relying on plant echo-guides to find and pollinate incredible flowers from Cuban cloud forests and Costa Rican rain forests to Andean deserts and high-elevation paramo.

Forest Service International Programs has been supporting bat research and conservation for many years, primarily by providing research scholarships to Latin American students and by providing support to Latin American conservation organizations that work with bats.

About the speaker

Dr. Merlin Tuttle is a leading authority on bats. He has studied and photographed them for more than 50 years. He founded Bat Conservation International, has been a frequent contributor to National Geographic and other prominent magazines, and helped establish the Bats in International Forestry Scholars Program, jointly funded by Bat Conservation International and the Forest Service International Programs.
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