Bats! Nature and Art Program with Wellesley Conservation Land Trust – November 8

Okay, so many comments here. First of all, I am about two days away from having time to post about my fabulous trip to Salem and the Peabody Essex Museum (and the Bats! exhibit) so this coincidence makes me happy. And second of all, who thinks Wellesley has an obsession with bats? Second program this year. Hmmmm. Oh fine, I too have an obsession with bats which I love to watch flutter and flap around the trees in the backyard. Given it is All Hallows Eve, this is a perfect time to post this great event which sadly coincides with another event I want to attend. Whyyyyyyy???


On November 8 from 7-8:30 pm, the Wellesley Conservation Land Trust invites you to their Fall Speaker Educational Event: Bats! Nature and Art with a talk by Jane Winchell, Curator of the Peabody Essex Museum’s exhibit “Bats!” at the Wellesley Free Library, Wakelin Room.

“Often misunderstood creatures, bats have long been associated with the underworld, magic, and superstition. They have also come to symbolize good and evil. Highly beneficial to their ecosystem, bats are often regarded as species that help gauge the health of the environment and reveal the effects of climate change and other human created threats.”

Plus, they are sources of art, inspiration, and technologic innovations across the centuries. Learn about Bats! Nature and Art.

Jane Winchell is the Sarah Fraser Robbins Director of The Art & Nature Center at Peabody Essex Museum (PEM) and Curator of the Bats! View the exhibit at PEM in Salem through July 28, 2024. 

Co-Sponsored with the Wellesley Free Library.

The Wellesley Conservation Land Trust is a local 501(c)(3) non-profit land trust that protects 14 sanctuaries across more than 45 acres of natural land in Wellesley and bordering lands in Needham and Weston. More information about the mission, the sanctuaries and membership can be found at

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