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Northern Great Lakes Visitor Center

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Open 7 Days a Week (except some holidays)
At the top of Wisconsin,
on the shores of Lake Superior
29270 County Highway G
Ashland, WI 54806


Going to bat for Bats!

Saturday, Oct 28, 2017 09:30 AM

Join us for fun and activities for the entire
family to “Go to Bat for Bats!” With your help, we can hit a home run
and make a huge difference!

0930 – 1015: NGLVC Theatre – Bat Program with Live Bats. Join
Brian Heeringa, US Forest Service Wildlife Biologist, as he gives a
presentation to dispel the myths and legends surrounding bats, shows how
critically important they are to our environment, and discusses ways in which
you can help them right in your own neighborhood. Following the program will be
an opportunity to meet two live big brown bats up close and personal.

1015-1200: Games, Activities & Native Planting along the
Aldo Leopold Nature Trail. After the presentation enjoy a variety of games and
activities in and around the Northern Great Lakes Visitor Center. Bring a
baseball cap and make your own bat ears to wear to show your support for bats.
Try your hand at being a bat biologist, find out what a bat eats, or take a
swing for bat conservation and see how far you can hit the ball in our batty
wiffle ball competition. In addition to these and other activities we will also
be planting native plants along the Aldo Leopold Nature Trail to improve the
local habitat for bats and other wildlife and insect species. Gloves and
planting tools will be provided.

To find out more or inquire about the Bat Week event at the
Northern Great Lakes Visitor Center please contact Susan Nelson at (715)
685-2644 or [email protected]

To find out more about Bat Week (October 24-31), take the Bat
Week Pledge, and discover what you can do to help bats, visit