Put on Your Bat Detector for 'Bat Watch' Aug. 11 and 13

Put on Your Bat Detector for ‘Bat Watch’ Aug. 11 and 13

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Bats make up around one fifth of all mammal species on earth, and are vital to the earth’s environment.

Although bats are noisy creatures, human ears can’t hear them. Unless, of course, we use a special “bat detector” that picks up the bats’ “clicks” used in echolocation! Families are invited to join the Forest Preserve District and use the device to locate bats and follow their movement. You’ll play some fun bat games, learn about bat ecology, and find out why bats are so important.

The first “Bat Watch” program will take place on Tuesday, Aug. 11, from 7:45-8:45 p.m. at Creek Bend Nature Center, located at 37W700 Dean St. The second “Bat Watch” program will take place on Thursday, Aug. 13, from 7:45-8:45 p.m. at Hannaford Woods Forest Preserve located at 5S002 Merrill Road, Sugar Grove.

Registration is $2 per person, per program. Call 630-444-3190 or email programs@kaneforest.com to register.

For more information, or to view a full list of upcoming Kane County Forest Preserve programs, visit www.kaneforest.com.

SOURCE: Kane County Forest Preserve District press release