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Saturday, June 1, 2013
10am - 6pm and 7pm - 10pm
Warner Park Community Recreation Center
Enjoy the Nightlife!
Meet live fruit bats from Africa & Asia, vampire bats, & Wisconsin's backyard bats at the Wisconsin Bat Festival,
Saturday June 1 at the Warner Park Community Recreation Center in Madison.
- Listen to bat echolocation calls, learn from real bat scientists, explore the inflatable cave, & visit with
the world's largest bat — the gigantic Malayan Flying Fox which has nearly a 6-foot wingspan!
- **Special guest Stuart Stotts** Attend a very special daytime performance
by this popular children’s storyteller & songwriter.
- **New this year — Bat Science Night** Join local bat biologists as
they use bat detectors & mist net for wild bats from 7-10pm.
- Unique raffle prizes, hands-on activities, games, crafts, & displays for all ages.
- Discover the night-time secrets of bat biology, understand bat conservation needs, and learn how you can become
a Citizen Scientist for the Wisconsin Bat Program.
- Presenters from USGS - National Wildlife Health Center, universities, & WDNR will address the latest white-nose
syndrome research & share how the state is addressing the threat of this devastating bat disease.
- Cost is $5 for adults (including Bat Science Night). Kids under 16 are FREE when accompanied by an adult. All
proceeds benefit the Wisconsin Bat Conservation Fund.
This event raises awareness and educates about the importance of bats, the role they play in our lives and
our environment, and the threats they are facing. For more information please contact
Jennifer Redell (608-267-0281).