Bats of Baltimore: Rhythms of the Night

Christopher Blume University of Maryland, Baltimore County Geography and Environmental Systems ICARE Trainee

Saturday, August 13, at 1:00 PM

In-person Program, BMI Communications Gallery

Join the BMI and special guest speaker, Chris Blume, for a Saturday afternoon program about the connection between urban ecology and industry in Baltimore—using bats!

Urban wildlife species like bats are considered biomonitors – organisms that accumulate contaminants in their tissues. Because of this, they provide helpful information about the cities in which we live. Bats have adapted well to living in cities, and this close connection to humans means that they are in contact with many of the same pollutants that humans are. This makes them ideal to study and compare the impacts and movement of pollution in urban areas.

FREE to members, and open to the public with general admission.
*This program does not include live bats.
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