On Monday, August 13 at 6:30 pm, “bat man” Dr. Frank Bonaccorso and his team will visit North Kohala Public Library to share fascinating insights into our only native land mammal. These USGS researchers “listen” to the activity of ‘Ope‘ape‘a (Hawaiian hoary bats) around the Big Island and collect data using acoustic equipment.
Come, “hang out” and learn about these unique creatures, how their ancestors reached Hawai‘i, and how their lives in our island environments differ from other bat species. Also, find out what you can do to help protect endangered ‘‘Ope‘ape‘a in your own backyard.
Ages 5 and up are welcome. This event represents the first in a series of monthly “talk story” presentations about Kohala’s natural and human history, co-sponsored by Friends of the North Kohala Library and ‘Iole. For more information, check out iolehawaii.com or call the library at 889-6655.