WILD American Canyon ~ Native Bats ~ Oct 25

When: Wednesday, October 25 ~ 6:30 pm

Where: American Canyon Library, 300 Crawford Way, American Canyon

Cost: FREE -Please note that voluntary donations are solicited via a donation basket. All donations gathered at WILD American Canyon go towards speaker fees and coordination time associated with the WILD series.

Sponsors: RCD, Napa County Watershed Information & Conservation Council, American canyon Community & Parks Foundation, Napa Valley Vintners, Carolyn Parr Nature Center, and American Canyon Library, Napa Vision 2050

Oct 25 ~ Native Bats

Corky Quirk, NorCal Bats

Bats eat many different night time insect pests, including those that damage crops and backyard gardens. Corky Quirk, founder of NorCalBats, will discuss bats native to Napa County and why they are so important, how to place a bat house, and how to keep unwanted visitors out.

Also, meet LIVE native bats!



Up Next ~ 

January 17 ~ TBD

Previous WILD American Canyon Lectures ~

July 20, 2016 – Endangered Species of San Pablo Bay

Melisa Amato & Meg Marriott, San Pablo Bay National Wildlife Refuge

November 2, 2016 – Raptors in Rehab

Carol Poole, Napa Wildlife Rescue

March 15, 2017 – Edible Plants

Alex Greene, Napa-Solano Audubon

June 21, 2017 – Mountain lions

Zara McDonald, FELIDAE Conservation Fund


Previous WILD NAPA Lectures ~

2015 ~

August 12 – River otters

Megan Isadore, The River Otter Ecology Project

September 9 – Beavers

Kate Lundquist, Occidental Arts and Ecology Center

October 14 – Mountain Lions

Zara McDonald, Felidae Conservation Fund

November 18 – Raptors

Wildlife Rescue Center of Napa County

December 10 – Steelhead & Salmon

Jonathan Koehler, Napa County RCD

2016 ~

January 13 – Where the Wild Things Are

Michelle Halbur, Pepperwood Preserve 

February 10 – Manzanitas, Animals, and Fire

Tom Parker, San Francisco State University

March 9 – Big Year of Birding

Wendy Schackwitz, Napa-Solano Audubon 

April 13 – Owls

Trinka Marris, Hungry Owl Project

May 11 – Bats

Corky Quirk, NorCal Bats

June 8 – Western Pond Turtle

Matthew Bettelheim, (bio)accumulation 

July 13 – California Native Bees

Gordon Frankie, Urban Bee Lab, UC Berkeley

August 10 – Iconic Cats

Quinton Martins, Audubon Canyon Ranch

September 14 – Napa River Wildlife & Restoration 

Shaun Horne & Jeremy Sarrow, Napa County Flood Control and Water Conservation District

October 12 – The World of Lichens 

Shelly Bensen, California Lichen Society

November 9 – Dragonflies

Kathy Biggs, Southwest Dragonflies

December 14 – Lampreys

Dr. Stewart Reid, Western Fishes ~ Lamprey Program

2017 ~

January 11 – Living with Coyotes 

Keli Hendricks, Project Coyote

February 8 – Salmon & Trout 

Jonathan Koehler, Napa Resource Conservation District

March 8 – CA Freshwater Shrimp 

Scott Cressey, Fisheries Biologist

April 12 – Local Mushrooms 

George Riner, Sonoma Mycological Association

May 10 – Gray Fox 

Bill Leikam, Citizen Scientist and Naturalist

June 14- ‘Tales’ from Napa’s Past 

Shari Gardner, Executive Director of Friends of the Napa River

July 12 – Raptors in Rehab

Carol Poole, Napa Wildlife Rescue

August 9 – Skunks

Jennifer Hunter PhD, University of California Berkeley 

September 13 Serpentine, Rare Plants, and Fire

Mike Palladini, Land Trust of Napa County