Brainy Bats: Strategies for Finding Food in the Jungle at Night with speaker Claire Hemingway is a fun, free “Neighborhood Science” talk for people of all ages. This family-friendly science presentation will be held at the Howson Branch Library located at 2500 Exposition Blvd. on Tues., Jan. 28 starting at 7:30pm. Q&A will follow the talk. At “Neighborhood Science,” previous Science Under the Stars speakers from UT will present at different library branches around the city a couple times a month.
For this talk, it’s all about bats!
Bats are remarkable in their diversity. Over 1300 species of bats can be found in every continent, except Antarctica. They come in a variety of different sizes, shapes, and colors They also eat many different things such as fruit, nectar, insects, frogs, and fish. Because many bats have to find their food at night, they have evolved a whole suite of different hunting strategies. The brains of these impressive animals have been shaped for a long time to allow bats to find and remember where food is. Hemingway will cover just a handful of examples of the ways in which these animals have come up with solutions for finding food at night.
**This talk will be held outdoors (outside the library), so bring a chair and dress accordingly!