The UNEP Convention on Migratory Species (CMS) and The Agreement on the Conservation of Populations of European Bats (EUROBATS) have joined together to celebrate the Year of the Bat. We are joining our friends at Bat Conservation International to become a Year of the Bat partner. Please visit BCI’s Year of the Bat page to help celebrate bats all over the world!

Special YOTB events are planned for August 27, 2011 and Save Lucy is proud to announce that Bat Fest Arlington will be a YOTB dedicated event. Please come see us at Gulf Branch Nature Center in Arlington, Virginia to celebrate our native North American bats.

Saturday, August 27 6:30 PM – 9:00 PM
Gulf Branch Nature Center, 3608 Military Rd., Arlington, VA 22207
703-228-3403
Enjoy a thoroughly batty evening and add to your knowledge of local night life. See a presentation with live bats, go on a walk to see bats flying and to hear their echolocation calls, and learn about foods that are pollinated by bats. We’ll also have games, bat crafts, and lots of info on our local furry bug zappers.
Children under 14 must register with an accompanying adult. $10 fee per adult, $7 fee under age 12, babies in backpacks are free. Register for one of the three bat talks below. All other activities ongoing.
6:30 – 7 PM – For families with young children (under 5) – Program #642851-L
7:15 – 8 PM – Program #642851-M
8:15 – 9 PM – Program #642851-N

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