Wildlife biologist Phillip Jordan will focus on Arkansas bats for Hot Springs Village Audubon’s Thursday, Sept. 13 program.
Sixteen bat species live in Arkansas. Jordan will present some of the life histories of Arkansas bats, review the economics of having bats around and discuss current threats.
Jordan is with the Southern Research Station, a branch of the USDA Forest Service in Hot Springs.
While he is interested in all wildlife, he is especially passionate about bats. For the last 10 years, he has studied bats across Arkansas and has taken several trips to Nicaragua.
He earned a B.S. in wildlife ecology and management in 2010 and an M.S. in biology in 2014, both from Arkansas State University in Jonesboro. His thesis focused on bat deaths/interactions with wind turbines in Arkansas.
Jordan enjoys spending time with his wife, Allison, and their 9-year-old son, Nate. They all enjoy travel, soccer and photography.
Visitors are welcome at HSV Audubon programs. There is no charge. Call Karen Geiger, 501-922-0645, for more information.
This is also the kickoff of HSV Audubon’s fall Bird Seed Sale, so come early. For questions call Wayne Krone 501-922-0711 or go to www.hsvbirds.org.