10/11/2014 - 10/13/2014: 1 & 3 p.m.
Gone Batty! Live Bat Encounter
Part of The Haunted Pumpkin Garden
At the Clay Family Picnic Pavilions
Back by popular demand! Bats have been surrounded by myths for years—it is time to learn the truth about these heroes of the night! In this family-friendly, live animal program, you'll come face-to-face with different bats from around the world—the North American Big Brown bat, the endangered Rodrigues bat, and the Malayan Flying Fox--a beautiful bat with a 6-foot wingspan. Learn how bats impact humans and keep our environment healthy. You will also learn easy ways you can make your backyard a refuge for these important animals.
Rob Mies, conservation biologist, bat expert, author, and executive director of the Organization for Bat Conservation, shares information concerning the benefits of bats, the need for their conservation, and what can be done to help these unique mammals. He invites everyone to step into the mysterious world of bats and explore their benefits, habitats, and nocturnal strategies.Related Link(s):Get Your Tickets | Share