Please join us for the Junc Boutique & Gallery group show "Release the Bats!" an art show inspired by Dracula's children of the night. 10% of the proceeds from the Gallery cut of all art sales will go to help bat conservation efforts. White snout syndrome is currently wiping out huge populations of bats, and as of yet has no known cure.
Opening night will be October 2nd, 2010, 6 – 10pm, during the South Park Walk-about (for more info on the walk-about, please visit: http://southparkscene.com/whats_happening.html)
"White nose syndrome is a condition associated with the deaths of more than a million bats in the Northeastern United States. The disease is named after a white fungus found growing on the muzzles, ears, and wings of some afflicted bats, but it is not known if the fungus is the primary cause of the disease or is merely an opportunistic infection. At least six species of hibernating bats are affected, including the endangered Indiana bat. Because the affected species have a long lifespan and a low birth rate of only about one offspring per year, it is not expected that populations will recover quickly."
"...What's bad for bats is often bad for people, too. As a top predator of flying insects, bats regulate the population size of everything from gnats, flies and mosquitoes to costly agricultural pests, and they play key ecological and economic roles throughout the United States — making a batless Halloween even scarier than one swarming with them.
Mortality rates of 90–100% have been observed in some caves.
Please come out and help our flying mammalian friends by buying some art, enjoying some music & food, and of course shopping the great selection at Junc!
Sunday, September 12, 2010
Posted by Jasmine Worth at 6:16 PM