All about Bats/ Make a Bat House

Intergenerational Class: All About Bats
                                           Make a Bat House 
Minimum age: 6 years old for construction project
Children must be accompanied by an adult
Saturday, August 17
 9 am -   12 pm
Cost: $15 for those making a bat house,
materials included
Lecture and exhibit are free
At District #1 Schoolhouse
      110 N 2nd Street
      Mount Horeb, WI  53572
About the Class 

An introduction to the diversity of Wisconsin bats will include a lecture and nature exhibit at 9 am at the Schoolhouse.  The lecture and exhibit sponsored by the Friends of Stewart Park will focus on bat ecology, habitats and habitat preservation.  This lecture and exhibit is free and open to anyone.  Following the lecture, you may make your own bat house to take home or donate to Stewart Park. The construction project will be to assemble the precut pieces of the house.  Why make a bat house for your yard to attract bats?  Bats eat lots of bothersome bugs and are the “night shift” of pollinators. It’s actually pretty simple to make a bat house.  Come and try it for yourself.  

About the Instructor

Joe Senulis, who is on the DNR staff, became a citizen member of the DNR bat advisory committee in the 1990’s and is a contributor of data about hibernating Wisconsin bats.  

The bat house construction project will be hosted by Landmarks Foundation volunteers.   

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