Up to bats

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Northern long-eared bat. — Courtesy U.S. Fish & Wildlife Se

Martha’s Vineyard is home to several bat species, and on Tuesday, Oct. 4, from 5:30 to 6:30 pm, the Edgartown library will host an evening all about the flying critters. While bats are often portrayed as scary or dangerous, they’re vital to the Island ecosystem. A documentary will be shown illustrating the studies BiodiversityWorks has done on the local bat population, and wildlife biologist Liz Olson will provide an update. Email programs@edgartownlibrary.org or call 508-627-4221 for more information.