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Speaker Series: For the Love of Bats!

October 15 @ 10:30 am - 12:00 pm


Date: October 15, 2022

Time: 10:30 a.m.

Location: Anne Elizabeth Suratt Nature Center at Walnut Creek Preserve

Speaker: Tanya Poole, NC Wildlife Resources Commission Education Specialist


Join us to learn about the only flying mammal, bats!  Tanya will discuss some of the bat species found in western North Carolina, where they live, and why they are beneficial to have around.  She will also share the most recent research on White Nose Syndrome and the NCWRC’s bat conservation efforts.

Tanya is a Southern Mountain Education Specialist and State Project WILD Coordinator.  She lives in Haywood County and has worked for WRC for 18 years.  She has a BS in Elementary Education and a MS in Environmental Education.


As of 3/7/22 and until further notice, due to CDC guidelines, Conserving Carolina’s COVID policy states – provided our county’s COVID-19 community level stays in the “medium” to “low” level, determined by the CDC – we are no longer requiring masks indoors and there is no need for proof of vaccination and/or negative test.  We are still limiting numbers to half capacity, 50.   *This is subject to change if our community level increases or something unforeseen occurs with the virus.  Of course, we encourage participants to do what makes them comfortable.

Polk County is currently in the “Low” COVID-19 Community Level and the CDC’s current recommendations are:


*Walnut Creek Preserve is private property and guests are only allowed on the property by invitation (a planned event or scheduled group).  Thank you.


Contact Pam Torlina, [email protected], with questions or for more information.

RSVP October Speaker Series at Walnut Creek Preserve

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We're looking forward to seeing you on October 15th!

If for some reason you are unable to make it on the day of the program, please either revisit our calendar event and update your RSPV or email [email protected] so your spot can be opened up to someone else.

*Don't forget your vaccination card (or photo of it) or a negative COVID-19 test taken within the 48 hours of the event, photo ID, and mask.

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October 15
10:30 am - 12:00 pm
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Anne Elizabeth Suratt Nature Center at Walnut Creek Preserve
179 Wood Thrush Lane
Mill Spring, NC 28756 United States
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