Did you know that 8 different bat species can be found in New Hampshire?  An important method used to determine the diversity of bat species in a given area is the acoustic survey, which involves using ultrasonic detectors to record the echolocation calls that bats make as they move through the environment.  This program will provide an overview of acoustic surveys completed right here at Quincy Bog and Quincy Pasture Forest.  We will learn about bats in the northeast, why they are declining, and what we can do to help.  Speaker Christine Perron has over 16 years of experience as an environmental professional working with public, private, and non-profit organizations.  She is now an environmental consultant with McFarland Johnson, where her responsibilities include coordinating northern long-eared bat acoustic monitoring efforts.