Darke County Park District invites children in kindergarten through 2nd grade to join them on October 29th from 10am to noon to explore bats during Park P.A.L.S! With Halloween myths and everyday legends, the bat has a wicked reputation. Come learn why bats are actually beneficial and what we can do to help keep them in our backyards. Explore bat biology, and take a peek around Shawnee Prairie to see if there are any winged residents sleeping the day away.
Park P.A.L.S. is a series of monthly programs designed for students of this age group who are interested in nature. P.A.L.S. stands for Practicing And Learning Stewardship, and its mission is to develop future earth stewards through meaningful educational opportunities and hands-on experiences in the natural world. A fee of $3 is charged for the program, and registration is required. For any questions about the Park P.A.L.S. program or any other park district programs or to register for the October class, please call the nature center at (937) 548-0165.
Did you know? Active Little Brown Bats eat half of their body weight per night, and lactating females eat more than their body weight per night.