Appleton-Whittell Research Ranch Living Gently on the Land Potluck and Presentation Educational Series events are scheduled the 2nd Saturday each month September through May each year (with the exception of December). We begin at 5 pm, with the potluck dinner at 5:30 pm, and the presentation immediately following. Unless otherwise indicated, tea, coffee and place settings are supplied. Guests must bring a dish to share. RSVP to Suzanne Wilcox.
Janet Tyburec will be here to give us a presentation on the Natural History of Bats. Janet Debelak Tyburec, (B.A., Biology and English; Trinity University, San Antonio TX) was a full-time employee at the non-profit organization, Bat Conservation International, Inc. (BCI) in Austin TX, from 1989 thru September 2002. There, she became involved in the structure and execution of field training workshops designed to teach biologists and land managers techniques for the study and conservation of bats.
She continues to work as a trainer and educator while conducting bat surveys and workshops for a wide range of students across the United States. Over the years, she has personally taught nearly 2,500 wildlife biologists, land managers, and students of conservation in the course of presenting over 150 field workshops. She currently oversees all training and instruction at field sites in Arizona, California, Kentucky, and Pennsylvania. She has also contracted with other federal and state agencies, including the USDA Forest Service and the USDI National Park Service to conduct training workshops for directors, staff, seasonal employees, and volunteers.
Don’t forget to bring some food items for the Santa Cruz food bank and money to purchase raffle tickets ($5ea or 6 for $25) for the hand carved Montezuma quail where all proceeds will go to our fellowship program.