Brown Myotis received at WR&R’s Intake Center – photo by Ann Westling

GRASS VALLEY, Calif. May 31, 2017 – Are you fascinated with bats? Do you enjoy watching them on a warm summer evening and wish you knew more about them? Would you be interested in helping an injured or baby bat? An amazing training opportunity will be held, Saturday, June 3 in Grass Valley sponsored by Wildlife Rehabilitation and Release (WR&R) and NorCal Bats for potential bat rehabilitators. Corky Quirk, bat specialist will be giving this workshop and sharing her extensive bat expertise with those that might like to be on the bat rehabilitation team.

Corky Quirk Giving Presentation on Bats at Yolo Basin Preserve – photo by Ann Westling

The training goes from 10:00 am – 3:00 pm and will be held at WR&R’s Intake Center, 799 Maltman Dr, Grass Valley, across the street from Taco Bell and behind Walkers Office Supply in the Brunswick Basin. The cost is $10 or $5 for WR&R members with previous training.

“We really need additional volunteers on our bat rehabilitation team. These are amazing little animals with incredible adaptations and will to survive,” stated Quirk. Topics of the training will include the State regulations for working with bats; bat handing protocols; rabies vaccine requirement to rehab bats; diet, nutrition, and housing needs; basic anatomy; injury treatment and release expectations. Quirk will also go over other rehabilitator requirements and will have some of the wildlife ambassador bats on hand for up-close viewing.

Bats Flying Near Yolo Bypass – photo by Ann Westling

In 2016, WR&R took in 315 injured adult or abandoned baby bats from throughout northern California including Nevada County.

What: Bat Rehabilitator Training

When: Saturday, June 3 from 10:00 am – 3:00 pm

Where: WR&R Intake Center – across the street from Taco Bell in the Brunswick Basin in Grass Valley; behind Walker’s Office Supply.

To register for the training: Contact Corky Quirk at

For more information:


NORTHERN CALIFORNIA BATSBox 933 Davis, CA 95617-0933 (530) 902-1918


WR&R is a nonprofit organization dedicated to the rehabilitation and release of injured or orphaned native wildlife including raptors, songbirds, bats and other small mammals.