Wednesday, 13 July 2011 13:27
PRICE, UTAH—The Division of Wildlife Resources will host a Meet the Bats Night event in southeastern Utah on July 30. The event is free of charge and everyone is invited to attend.
A townsend big-eared bat flies toward DWR biologist George Oliver.
Photo courtesy of Brent Stettler
If you have ever had an interest in bats, this is a once-in-a-lifetime chance to see and even touch as many as five different bat species—including the canyon bat, pallid bat, California myotis, silver-haired bat and hoary bat.
To attend, meet at 5:45 p.m. on Saturday, July 30 at the Crescent Junction exit, which is located about 20 miles east of Green River on I-70. From there, the group will travel another 20 miles to the location where bats will be captured, identified and shown to event attendees.
We recommend that you bring a high-clearance vehicle to travel on the road to the capture location. If you don't have a high-clearance vehicle, you can ride along with DWR personnel. We also recommended that you bring a headlamp or flashlight, a lawn chair, warm clothing, snacks and insect repellent. Those who drive their own vehicle may leave the group at any time.
Pre-registration is required because bad weather may require the cancellation of the event. If you have questions or if you would like to pre-register, call Brent Stettler at 435-613-3707.
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