Night Flyers — Bats!
July 29 @ 5:30 pm - 8:30 pm
Saturday, July 29, 2023 5:30 pm and/or 7:00 pm (see below for details)
Lyon Preserve, Wyndham Land Trust
Wrights Crossing Rd., Pomfret, CT
Note: Acorn Adventure for Families from 5:30 – 6:30 pm
TLGV Adventure from 7 – 8:30 pm
Bats are one of the most amazing, yet misunderstood creatures living in The Last Green Valley. Bats devour night-flying insects considered pests to us, have great nighttime vision and hunt by echolocation. As the only true flying mammal on earth, bats are a critical part of the ecosystem, but 8 of the 9 bat species in The Last Green Valley are endangered. You can learn more about these amazing creatures in a night full of Bat inspired fun and activity at Lyon Preserve, a known bat roost.
For TLGV Acorn Adventures for Families: 5:30 to 6:30 pm
TLGV Rangers Bill Reid and Christie Hazen will do bat games and crafts for the kids, such as coloring and making a bat mask and learn about how to make a bat house too. Families can stay for the entire program and help count the bats if they choose. Acorn Adventures are always free thanks to the generosity of Centreville Bank.
For TLGV Adventures: 7:00 pm to 8:30 pm
Following the early program for families and children, we’ll be joined by Wildlife Biologist Devaughn Fraser, PhD, from the Connecticut Department of Energy and Environmental Protection. Devaughn will explain the importance of bats and why so many of them are endangered, as well as show how the state is using extremely sensitive equipment used for recording bat echolocation calls to determine bat populations. We’ll also help Devaughn count the bats as they leave the roost. Devaughn will also provide information and materials about bats in Connecticut and instructions for how to make a bat house.
RSVP not required but appreciated to ensure we have enough materials. Contact Bill to RSVP and for more information at 860-774-3300 or firstname.lastname@example.org
Rain Date: Sunday, July 30th.