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Live Bat Walk Scheduled At Fort Peck

What do bats do at night? Aerobatics! Join Montana Fish, Wildlife and Parks, the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service and the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers for an evening presentation and walk, learning about and observing these fascinating creatures.

The Bat Walk will take place beginning at the Downstream Campground Amphitheater, at 8:30 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 12.

FWP Region 6 biologist Nikie Hussey will deliver a presentation on bats and their importance in our ecosystem.

This will be immediately followed by a “bat walk” around the Downstream Nature Trail in search of bats as they begin their nighttime hunting. Staff will provide a variety of “bat detecting” devices so you will be able to “hear” the bats hunting and navigating and other equipment to “see” their echolocation calls on iPads.

In addition, the Fort Peck Interpretive Center will have batthemed activities Aug. 11-14.

Everyone is welcome to the bat walk, but youngsters under the age of 12 to be accompanied by an adult. Suggested items to bring include a flashlight/ headlamp or glow sticks, bug spray and sturdy walking shoes.

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