May 27, 2020

Bat Chat

Geraldine Griswold Greb-Lasky, noted bat expert, will talk at Essex Town Hall on March 7 at 1.45pm

Geraldine Griswold Greb-Lasky, noted bat expert, will make a passionate and entertaining presentation about bat conservation and the overall health of the bat population at Essex Town Hall on Monday, March 7 at 1.45 p.m.

Bats have occupied our planet for fifty million years yet we have only seriously studied them over the last six decades! Through a Q&A, a brief power point presentation, and the help of a charming Big Brown bat named Theo, we’ll explore biology, ecology, sonar, cultural highs and horrific lows (White Nose Syndrome) of these extraordinary creatures.

Gerri Griswold is Director of Administration and Development at The White Memorial Conservation Center in Litchfield, Connecticut. She is a wildlife rehabilitator and educator and is licensed by the Connecticut Department of Environmental Protection and the United States Department of Agriculture to keep and exhibit non releasable bats for education. Over the years Griswold and her bats have delivered hundreds of programs to libraries, classrooms, scout troops and organizations like the National Park Service and the Yale Peabody Museum. They have appeared on the cover of The Weekly Reader and produced a segment about bats for The Late Show with David Letterman.

This event is co-sponsored by the Essex Land Trust and the Essex Garden Club. Refreshments served. Admission is free. For more information about the event please contact Peggy Tuttle at 860-767-7916 or e-mail