Popular presenter will look at ‘Hibernation and Its Variations

By: Lisa S. Icenogle
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Popular Werner Wildlife Series presenter Mike Bardgett will present “Hibernation and Its Variations” for the October talk on Thursday, Oct. 19, at 7 p.m.

According to Museum Specialist India Hayford, Bardgett will discuss the difference between hibernation, torpor, and other forms of retreat from the dangers of harsh winters. He will also talk about which animals chose what forms of hibernation and why.

Bardgett obtained a B.S. from the University of Wyoming in wildlife management and conservation. He is a Choctaw tribal member, Audubon Society member, and a former Marine. He has worked for the Wyoming State Parks, Natrona County School District, and the Bureau of Land Management. Bardgett, who presents the museum’s popular “Summer Animal House for Children” programs, has volunteered as a naturalist at the Werner Wildlife Museum since October 2015.

The Werner Wildlife Study Series occurs in the Africa-Arctic Room in the Werner Wildlife Museum. The family-friendly event is free and open to the public. For more information, call 307-235-2108.

The Werner Wildlife Museum, located off the Casper College campus at 405 E. 15th Street, is free and open from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., Monday through Friday.

Media contact: Lisa S. Icenogle

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