National Parks on Long Island Celebrate Bat Week

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Date: October 19, 2016
Contact: Elizabeth Rogers, 631-687-4766
Contact: Josh Reyes, 516-802-7543

Patchogue, NY –The National Park Service (NPS) invites you to celebrate Bat Week at sites across Long Island. Fire Island National Seashore and Sagamore Hill National Historic Site will host special programs during Bat Week, and will participate in bat-themed celebrations nearby.

"Bats are fascinating creatures that should be celebrated," said Dalton Brauer, a Student Conservation Association intern working with the NPS to inventory and monitor bats. Annual surveys help the NPS better understand and protect bats at national parks on Long Island. "These events are a great way to celebrate the species we're working to protect," said Brauer.

Bat Week will be celebrated nationally from October 24th through the 31st, and events on Long Island will kick off this Saturday, October 22. The NPS is hosting or participating in the following Bat Week events.

Bats and Brews, Tickets Required
Seatuck Environmental Association
Saturday, October 22, 7:00 to 11:00 pm

National Bat Week Celebration
Central Park Zoo
Thursday, October 27, Noon to 4:00 pm

Creatures of the Night Program
Wilderness Visitor Center, Fire Island National Seashore
Friday, October 28, 5:30 to 7:00 pm

Going Batty for Bats
Sagamore Hill National Historic Site
Sunday, October 23, 1:00 pm

Halloween Happenings
Patchogue-Medford Library
Monday, October 31, 3:00 to 6:00 pm

Please call 631-687-4768 for details on Bat Week programs at national parks on Long Island. More information on bats and general programs at Fire Island National Seashore may be found online at nps.gov/FIIS. Programs and events at Sagamore Hill may be found online at nps.gov/SAHI.



Last updated: October 20, 2016

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