Find out why people should appreciate — and not fear — Southern California’s furry flyers at “Bat Night” Oct. 17. The seventh annual event at Cal State Fullerton’s Tucker Wildlife Sanctuary features an interpretive program on demystifying bats and also children’s crafts and games, pumpkin carving and wagon rides.
Saturday, Oct. 17
Tucker Wildlife Sanctuary
29322 Modjeska Canyon Road, Silverado, 92676
Paul Stapp, Cal State Fullerton professor of biological science, will present the biology and natural history of bats. A field ecologist whose research focuses on small mammals, Stapp will discuss myths and facts about bats, threats to bats, how to live with bats and more. California is home to 25 bat species, 16 of which live in Orange County, including one of the most common, the Mexican free-tailed bat.
Bat Interpretative Program:
4:30 and 6 p.m. — family presentations
8:15 p.m. — post-event program on acoustic bat surveying (ages 18 and older)
$5 for adults and children; children 4 years of age and under are free. Crafts, games and interpretative program are included; other activities such as wagon rides, pumpkin carving and face painting, as well as barbecue meals, will be available for purchase. Proceeds benefit Tucker’s K-12 outdoor education program. Reservations are required for groups of 10 or more.
Visit Tucker online or 714-649-2760.