Birding field trip to Hague Dairy, Saturday morning, October 28. Carpool from Melrose Heritage Park at 7:45 or join us at the dairy's outdoor classroom parking at 8:15.


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Active: Sept - April
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When: Program Meetings are held the Second Tuesday of each month at 6:45pm.

Where:Trinity Episcopal Parish Hall, 204 SR 26, Melrose

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Bats: Our Best Friends
2017 Education Outreach Project


Bats? Are they really blind? Do they get into your hair? Are they completely silent? The Putnam County Library system will host several programs by Carole Mackey for the area’s youth to bring the truth about these elusive animals to light.

Carole escapes every year from the snowy North to the Melrose area where under the sponsorship of the Santa Fe Audubon Society (http://www.santafeaudubon.org/), she has been sharing her enthusiasm and knowledge of the natural world with area libraries and the Ochwilla School for the last three years. The programs are designed to be fun and imaginative as well as educational.

This year the bat program, Bats: Our Best Friends, will feature an informative presentation followed by 4 to 8 interactive stations where the children can re-enforce and experience what they’ve just learned about bats. They’ll be able to listen to high frequency bat sounds which the human ear cannot hear, examine an actual bat skeleton with a magnifying glass, test their echolocation or ability to move by sound alone—no sight, and plan appropriate bat diets. And yes, adults are welcome.

2017 Schedule (Additions expected)

March 4 Palatka Library, 10:30 am
March 22 Melrose Library, 10 am
March 27 Hawthorne Library
April 12 Crescent City: Lunch with the Greats, 12 Noon
April 13 Melrose Library, 10 am