LEARN MORE ABOUT BATS IN THE FLATHEAD VALLEY
From 8:30 pm until 11 pm
MEETING SITE TO BE DETERMINED.
This cooperative field trip is hosted by Flathead Audubon and MT Fish, Wildlife & Parks. We will go to a site with known bat activity where we will have electronic equipment to detect the ultrasonic calls of bats flying overhead and have mist nets set up to capture bats for closer inspection. Wildlife biologists Lewis Young, Lisa Bate and Chris Hammond will demonstrate the equipment, handle bats captured in mist nets, and talk about the amazing adaptations bats have for navigating, catching food, and hibernating. Participants will not be allowed to touch or handle bats. Headlamps or flashlights are necessary and come with suitable clothing for the evening temperatures and possibly mosquitoes as the day cools. Limited to 25 participants. Call Lewis Young (889-3492) to sign up and get directions to the meeting site.