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Bat expert will talk about their value

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Rachael Long, University of California Cooperative Extension farm adviser and bat expert, will present her research on bats as a natural enemy to crop pests, and ways to protect and enhance bats in our region. California Farm Bureau Federation/Courtesy photo

Bats will be in the spotlight at the Putah Creek Council’s third CreekSpeak talk of 2014 on Thursday, July 17. Rachael Long, a bat expert and a University of California Cooperative Extension farm adviser, will speak at 7 p.m. at the Winters Community Library, 708 Railroad Ave.

CreekSpeak is Putah Creek Council’s six-month series of community talks about the nature, culture and history of the region.

Long will talk about the natural history of bats in the Sacramento Valley and what you can do to protect and enhance bats in the Putah Creek corridor. Participants will learn how bats are important predators of night-flying insects, including many that are urban and agricultural pests.

In addition to her professional work, Long is the author of children’s books that focus on the natural history of bats. She earned a bachelor’s degree at UC Berkeley and a master’s degree at UC Davis; her research and education work focus on agronomy and pest management in field crops in the Sacramento Valley.

Long has more than 20 years of experience in looking at ways to enhance natural enemies of crop pests on farms, including bats, birds and beneficial insects, to help reduce pesticide use.

CreekSpeak talks are free to Putah Creek Council members and open to the public. A $5 donation is requested from those who have not yet joined the council.

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