The Chico Creek Nature Center would like to invite you to an evening in Bidwell Park to dispel those myths and introduce you to the world of Beneficial Bats on Saturday, June 22th from 7:30pm-9:00pm. Chico is home to numerous species of bats that have remarkable adaptations for survival. Explore how bats use echolocation to find food, how they communicate with each other and learn if you are “as blind as a bat”. You will learn what our local bats eat and why we all benefit from having them around us. We will take a walk through the Park to explore bat habitat and you can even learn how you can attract beneficial bats to your neighborhood. It is going to be a spooky good time for the entire family and you may even learn to love our flying friends of the dark.
For such a small animal, bats sure seem to instill fear and dread in people. They are often thought of as sinister or evil and seen as disease carrying “rodents with wings”. Is it because they are mysterious, secretive nocturnal mammals? Do we fear bats because of silly ancient legends like the vampires that drink blood then turn into bats?
There is a suggest donation of $10 for adults and $5 for kids. For more information, call 891-4671