Tallgrass Prairie Center


Blank Park Zoo: Hope for the Wild Speaker Series/Dr. Benedict

Thursday, April 4, 2019 - 7:00pm to 9:00pm
Blank Park Zoo, 7401 SW 9th St., Des Moines, Iowa 50315

Hope for the Wild: Blooms, Butterflies and Bats

Get to Know Your Neighbors: Bats of the Midwest

Tucked away in Iowa’s remaining patches of nature, often right in your backyard, are animals with fantastic stories to tell. The nine species of Iowa’s bats include a tiny spider eater, a high-flyer and a gentle endangered bat. Get to know Iowa’s bats, the good and bad about their conservation, and hear about the research being conducted by Dr. Benedict and his students. Dr. Benedict has studied bats for more than 30 years, and has been a professor at Central College for 17 years.


Blank Park Zoo Hope for the Wild Poster