"Bat Watch" is a program concerned with employing citizen science to assist in the conservation of our wonderful local bats. Believe it or not, not all bats are interested in drinking your blood! In fact most simply eat insects or drink nectar from flowers. On this trip we will join Bat Specialist Cat Taylor from East Bay Regional Parks District, and try to get up close looks at wild bats as they feed at a feeding station. And employ a bat detector and make observations.
This is a great opportunity for young people and teens with an interest in animals and/or science to learn a little about scientific research and animal conservation. But we welcome anyone who simply has a curiosity and/or appreciation for nature!
We will meet in the parking lot to the right of the entrance station where there is a $6.00 parking fee.
What to bring:
This park has a series of ponds and lakes; so of course, we may have a few mosquitos! So a second layer of long sleeve/long pants might be a good idea. Also during the day it will be hot but as evening approaches it may get a little cool near the water.
A bit of citronella bug spray.
Please refrain from wearing any other cosmetics with a smell.
A small flashlight or headlamp.
Water and a snack.
And if you have it a portable, folding lawn chair.