Office of Environmental Stewardship and Sustainability

Bats, Moths, and Bugs: The Irreplaceable Role of Nocturnal Pollinators

Wed, 10 Oct 2018 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM

JMU Madison Union 402

The plight of daytime pollinators such as bees has been in the news over the past few years. But what about the pollinators who make their home in the darkness of night? Diverse, beautiful, and vitally important to life on earth, nocturnal pollinators face as many problems as their daytime friends, plus they have the added challenge of dealing with ecological light pollution. Join Dr. Paul Bogard, JMU English professor and author of The End of Night: Searching for Natural Darkness in an Age of Artificial Light as he discusses the value and beauty of nocturnal pollinators, the challenges to their existence, and what any of us can do to help.

This event is part of A Book for the 'Burg, a periodic community-wide reading, learning, and engagement program. Its goal is to inspire conversations about a thought-provoking theme. Community participants are encouraged to explore the libraries' book selections and attend a number of related events and activities. 

A Book for the 'Burg is the result of a partnership between James Madison University, Eastern Mennonite University, Massanutten Regional Library, and the City of Harrisonburg Department of Parks and Recreation.

Parking Information:

Parking for guests will be available in levels 3-5 of the Mason St Parking Deck between the hours of 11:30 AM – 1:30 PM on 10/10/18. A campus parking map is available here. No parking permits will be necessary. All regulations for JMU students, faculty and staff will remain in effect, and students attending the event are required to park in appropriate student parking lots with a JMU parking permit.

Regular enforcement will continue in other parking lots, and guests may receive parking citations if parked in restricted lots. Guests are prohibited from parking in specialty spaces such as Service Vehicle spaces, handicap spaces without proper permit, or expired timed spaces. They are also prohibited from parking in Fire Lanes.

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