Arboretum At Night: Bats

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Arboretum At Night: Bats
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Arboretum at Night: Bats
Saturday, August 20
7 - 9 pm
$30 member / $45 nonmember
Ages 16 and up

On summer evenings in Houston, when you look up into the twilight sky, you may be lucky enough to spot tiny fluttering bats picking insects out of midair. Join us for a celebration of these wonderful but often misunderstood creatures. Dr. Cullen Geiselman will give a brief talk about the beauty, diversity, and importance of bats while you enjoy a selection of beers, light snacks, and coffee. After the talk we’ll head out on the trails with an ultrasonic bat detector to look and listen for our local bat species as they head out for their nightly insect hunt.

Wear walking shoes and weather-appropriate clothing. Hike guides will be carrying flashlights, but the trails will be dark.

About the instructor: Cullen Geiselman holds a BA in Environmental Science and Policy from Duke University and an MA and PhD in Ecology and Evolutionary Biology from Columbia University. Her research focuses on seed dispersal and pollination by bats.

This fun event is rain or shine, and is for ages 16 and up.
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By: Houston Arboretum & Nature Center