Join us April 15th to celebrate all things batty for National Bat Appreciation Day!
April is the perfect time to learn about our native bats as they start to wake up and come out of hibernation. Bats provide important benefits to humans and are particularly helpful to farmers because they control many agricultural pests. However, some Ohio bats are dying due to the disease White Nose Syndrome.
Learn about bats and specific things you can do to help support them in your community, from installing a bat box to learning bat-friendly gardening techniques. Even a small effort can make a difference for our native bats.
After the program, we'll take a short walk to look and listen for bats. With the help of a bat detector that turns echolocation calls into sounds humans can hear, we’ll try to find some of Gorman Farm’s resident bats and enjoy the beauty of a spring night on the Farm. The path is paved and wheelchair accessible but has some steep sections.
Children under 18 years of age must be accompanied by an adult (18+). Children of all ages are welcome, but we recommend that children attending be at least 8 years of age to fully enjoy the program.
A valid membership is required for any member ticket purchases.
The photo used for this event is entitled, "Little Brown Bat" by the US Fish and Wildlife Service and is used under the Creative Commons Attribution 2.0 License. The original may be found here: http://bit.ly/2fysC0U
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