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Bats, Bats, Bats!

  • Coronado Center 150 Ponderosa Lane Hot Springs Village, AR, 71909 United States (map)

Phillip Jordan removing a bat from a net - photo by Sara Miller

Phillip Jordan, Wildlife Biologist with the Southern Research Station, a branch of the USDA Forest Service in Hot Springs, AR., will focus on Arkansas bat species at our September meeting:

Thursday, September 13 at 10:00 am, Coronado Center

He will discuss some of the life histories of Arkansas bats (there are 16 species of bats in Arkansas), and review the economics of having bats around, and finish off with current threats. 

.While he is interested in all wildlife, he is especially passionate about bats. For the last 10 years, he has studied bats across Arkansas and took several trips to Nicaragua in the summers of 2010-2012. 

  Phillip Jordan removing a bat from a net. Photo by Sara Miller.

Phillip Jordan removing a bat from a net. Photo by Sara Miller.

Phillip earned a B.S. in Wildlife Ecology and Management in 2010 and an M.S. in Biology in 2014 both from Arkansas State University in Jonesboro.  His thesis focused on bat deaths/interactions with wind turbines in Arkansas.

Phillip enjoys spending time with his wife Allison and their 9-year old son, Nate. They all enjoy travel, soccer, and photography.

Earlier Event: September 8
West Gate Market
Later Event: September 22
Native Plant Sale