Seven Ponds Nature Center will host the Organization For Bat Conservation on August 20 (8/20) at 6 PM for Bat Night. Children and adults are invited to meet live bats from around the world and learn why they are important to backyards and our food. Activities include live animal education programs, crafts, an echolocation demonstration and bat house building. At sunset visitors can take a walking tour along the woods and trails in search of native bats. The fee for this evening of fun is $3 per adult and free for children 12 and under. Bat Night is generously supported by Critter Catchers, Inc.

According to OBC Executive Director Rob Mies, Bat Night will give kids and adults a chance to understand one of nature’s most important animals. “Bats are ecologically and economically important to the world and to us locally. With their numbers declining from threats including White-nose Syndrome, it is more important than ever that people learn about the role that bats play and what can be done to help them.”

“Since the inception of our business, we believed that we could have a positive impact on the local community” said David Kugler, President, Critter Catchers, Inc. “Since 2006 our business has donated to programs that would have a positive impact on Michigan. Our philanthropic initiatives focus on supporting children’s activities, education and/or science based themes. We are thrilled to continue this decade long relationship with OBC and Bat Night will be a great evening for families to discover this extraordinary animal of the night.”