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It’s our second annual Bat Night at Rainier Beach Urban Farm & Wetlands!
Join us at the farm along with the Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife’s “Habitat at Home” program in partnership with the Woodland Park Zoo’s Bat Activity Trends (BAT) community science program. We’ll learn about our local bats and the amazing adaptations that make them so important to our environment. Bats are common across Washington State, including urban areas, but their nocturnal habits mean that people often don’t notice them. Taking the time to learn how to observe bats can change that!
We’ll start with an educational talk on bats, covering adaptations, behavior and biology, followed by instructions for the BAT community science project, and a 30-minute bat observation. There will also be bat themed snacks to enjoy, with dietary considerations observed.
We are empowering you to become a community scientist while learning more about local bat species and bat conservation issues. The BAT program involves going out to observe bats, right in your own neighborhood. The goal of the BAT program is to collect data on bat sightings across Washington. Getting out into nature and observing local wildlife is a great way to connect with your local environment.
Please wear appropriate shoes, and we recommend bringing bug spray and a headlamp. No RSVP necessary.