Flora and Fauna of the Rensselaer Plateau
2021-2022 Lecture Series

Our Northeastern Bats: Who They Are, How We Protect Them, and the Tragedy of White Nose Syndrome

with Emily Davis and Mike Warner

Thursday, November 18, 2021, 7pm

Emily Davis and Mike Warner own Speleogoods and Batgoods, a full-service book and gift shop for cavers, bat scientists, and bat enthusiasts. They attend bat research and caving conventions all over the world, and for many years have supported and worked with Bat Conservation International.

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with Rich Guthrie

Thursday, December 16, 2021, 7pm

A birder for over 60 years, Rich Guthrie has appeared as a regular guest on WAMC's Vox Pop radio call-in show for more than 20 years, and a writer for several newspapers for about as many years.

Bear and Moose

with Jeremy Hurst

Wednesday, January 19, 2021, 7pm*

Jeremy Hurst serves as the Big Game Unit Leader for the New York State Department of Environmental Conservation, where he oversees statewide management programs for white-tailed deer, black bear, and moose. He will speak about black bear and moose, elusive large mammals of the Rensselaer Plateau.

*Please note Jeremy Hurst's lecture is on a Wednesday


with Dan Bogan

Thursday, February 17

Historically, 17 species of carnivores inhabited New York State, but only 15 remain. We've lost 3 species and gained the coyote. Dan Bogan will provide a historical and current perspective on carnivores in New York State, and share findings from his research investigating carnivore ecology on the Rensselaer Plateau.

More Spring 2022 talks coming soon!