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DNR host bat conservation seminar in Albany

Bat conservation seminar in Georgia. (Source:WALB) Bat conservation seminar in Georgia. (Source:WALB)
Dozens of people attended the event. (Source:WALB) Dozens of people attended the event. (Source:WALB)
Trina Morris, DNR Wildlife Biologist (Source:WALB) Trina Morris, DNR Wildlife Biologist (Source:WALB)
ALBANY, GA (WALB) -

Department of Natural Resource officials are educating south Georgians about the importance of bats.

They held a bat conservation seminar at Chehaw Park.

Folks who attended got to watch bats come out the bat condo at the park.

Wildlife Biologist Trina Morris says bats are good for the environment because they eat a lot of insects and are pollinators.

"The biggest thing that bats do is they eat a lot of insects," said Wildlife Biologist Trina Morris. "They can eat almost their entire body weight in insects in a night when they are out feeding. You guys know living in Albany that their a lot of insects living out here so the more bats the better."

Morris say the DNR plans to count the number of bats at Chehaw next month. 

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