The Gulf Branch Nature Center (3608 N. Military Rd.) is hosting its popular annual Bat Fest Arlington event on Saturday, with a live bat presentation and a “bat walk” for adults, weather permitting.
“Bat rehabilitator” Leslie Sturges will explain the mysterious nocturnal mammals with a 6:30 p.m.- 7:15 p.m. live presentation.
The event includes crafts and games for families and a walk through the woods to check out the bats’ habitat. Adults are welcome to stay until later, when Nature Center guides will go out to search for flying bats.
The bats typically don’t start flying until 8:30 p.m.
Bat Fest draws about 100 people each year, so the Nature Center is asking those interested to register in advance online. Admission is $5.
Flickr pool photo by Kevin Borland
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Meet our teachers
See student and teacher artwork
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