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Creatures of the Night: Bats

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Overview

As night falls, the places we spend time outdoors can feel like a very different place. Familiar trails melt into shadows and the daytime soundscape is replaced with things that go bump in the night as nocturnal creatures come out to play. Join the Elkhart County Parks as we lift night’s veil to reveal the hidden lives of these creatures of the night, from spiders weaving webs to bats on the wing. 

 Sunset acts as a dinner alarm to many of Elkhart County’s 8 native bat species. Come out to River Preserve County Park to observe these bats as they feast and learn about their remarkable characteristics. We will also be busting some of the most popular myths on the world’s only flying mammal.