Step into the exciting and mysterious world of bats with the Organization for Bat Conservation (OBC) at Possum Creek MetroPark Farm Saturday, Aug. 16, from 7:30 to 9pm during the Live Bat Experience. The event includes an exploration of the importance of bats, habitat and conservation, as well as of the amazing adaptations bats have made to navigate their nocturnal lifestyle. Attendees will get a chance to meet African fruit bats, a local insect-eating bat and a Jamaican leaf-nosed bat.
In addition, attendees will investigate the many amazing features of bats — including echolocation, flight and feeding habits — and explore the unique roles these nocturnal mammals play in our world. Staff from the OBC also will discuss how to help these local mosquito eaters. Afterward, attendees will take a short hike in search of bats in the wild.
“We are excited to sponsor OBC’s rescued bats and bring these misunderstood creatures to Five Rivers MetroParks,” said David Kugler, president of Propestmen of Ohio Inc. “Many nature centers are struggling with the effects of the economy, and we feel that the OBC’s programs bring a necessary component to the community because they inspire children to learn about science. We hope to get a lot of attendance from the public to help support MetroParks.”
Reservations are required and limited for this free program: Visit metroparks.org to register or call 937-275-7275.
ABOUT PROPESTMEN CRITTER CATCHERS
Founded in 2005, the Ortonville, Michigan-based Critter Catchers Inc. was formed by David Kugler, an Oakland University graduate holding a bachelor of science in biology and a master’s degree in environmental engineering from Wayne State University. Propestmen of Ohio Inc., a branch of Critter Catchers, provides wildlife control services in Columbus, Cincinnati, Dayton and surrounding areas and specializes in humane bat removal and other attic pests. Visit the website at www.propestmen.com or call 614-344-4278.