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Special Evening Bat Talk and Night Walk

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Date: October 14, 2011
Contact: Debbie Savage, 707-465-7390
Contact: Debi White, 707-464-9150

Little brown bat (Myotis lucifugus)
Little brown bat (Myotis lucifugus)
NPS Collection

Plan to go a little batty and have a lot of fun when attending a special free evening program at Mill Creek Campground Amphitheater on Saturday, October 22, 2011, from 6:30 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. Redwood National and State Parks rangers will be presenting a campfire program on those mysterious and fascinating acrobats of the night-bats-followed by a 30-minute night walk to discover other wonders of the night. 

Redwood Parks Association will be providing hot cider, but participants should bring their own mugs. Participants should also bring flashlights and dress appropriately for the weather and cool of the evening.

Mill Creek Campground is located in Del Norte Coast Redwoods State Park. The turn-off for the campground is located along U.S. 101 just six miles (or about ten minutes) south of Crescent City, California. 

Redwood Parks Association (RPA) is a non-profit cooperating association to Redwood National and State Parks, California State Parks, and the U.S. Forest Service supporting the education, recreation and preservation mission of these agencies. 

This free program is open to people of all ages and is a great opportunity to learn more about the some of the truly amazing denizens of the dark. 

For further information, please contact Debbie Savage at (707) 465-7304 or Debi White at (707) 464-9150.

This news release can also be viewed, downloaded, and/or printed here (PDF, 116 KB).

Did You Know?

Did You Know?

Elk once ranged over most of the United States from Maine to New Mexico. By 1860, the eastern elk had been eliminated by hunters. By 1912, about 124 Roosevelt elk remained in northern California. Prairie Creek Redwood State Park became an elk refuge in 1923 where elk are common today.