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About this year's Presentations

July 17th: Jennifer Kindel

Though 14 species of bats in our state play an important role in our ecosystem and economy, they are often an unsung hero in our culture. Jennifer will explain why these mysterious creatures are so fascinating, debunk misleading bat myths, and share information on SCDNR bat projects, research and monitoring in South Carolina.

July 18th: Stephen Schutt

In all the world, no butterflies migrate like the Monarchs of North America. They travel much farther than all other tropical butterflies, up to three thousand miles. They are the only butterflies to make such a long, two way migration every year. Amazingly, they fly in masses to the same winter roosts, often to the exact same trees. Their migration is more the type we expect from birds or whales. However, unlike birds and whales, individuals only make the round-trip once. It is their children's grandchildren that return south the following fall. In this program you will learn how you can help the monarchs in their migration route. Learn how to change your habitat, property, or garden to help all of our native pollinators. You will also learn why our area is so important and how you can help scientist by tagging monarchs.

July 19th: Tim Lee

Each fall millions of hawks migrate south leaving their summer homes for warmer, southern climates. Some will
travel to the southern coasts of North America while others will fly more than 4,000 miles to the forest of South America. Tim will share information on how and why these birds take on the challenges of migration.