Your votes for the June science café topic have been counted! With a strong showing for both biology and environment, we’re going to bat—for bats!

“How Bats Protect California’s Billion-Dollar Walnut Crop”
Davis Science Café

Wednesday, June 10th, 2015
5:30 – 7:00 p.m.
G Street Wunderbar
228 G St, Davis, California 95616
Complimentary soft drinks courtesy UCD Department of Math and Physical Sciences


Our conversation guide for the June science café will be Rachael Freeman LongFarm Advisor for Field Crops, Pest Management with the University of California Cooperative Extension.

Based in Woodland and serving Yolo County, Solano County, and Sacramento County, Long (@BatsRLong) helps develop environmentally and economically sound approaches to pest management and sustainable agriculture. Her team is able to suggest alternatives to pesticides and new pesticide chemistries that will maintain the environmental and economic viablity of agricultural production.

You’ve heard about how falcons can help wine grape production at January’s science café, now we’ll hear about how bats can help walnut production! So RSVP on Facebook, invite a friend, and join us Wednesday for this fascinating look at how wildlife can help one of California’s most important agricultural products!

You can browse past Davis Science Café topics at, and check out other local science cafés at!

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