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10th Annual Indiana Bat Festival

We hope to see you at our 10th Annual Indiana Bat Festival! This is a free event for the whole family that includes lots of kids activities, presentations with live bats and other wildlife, plus exciting presentations from scientists who study bats from right here in Indiana and all around the world!

Check back for a detailed schedule, but for now – add this to your calendar, spread the word, share on facebook, and get started on your project for our art contest!

Bat Festival Poster Image 2016

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Historic Day in Bat Conservation

Friday April 17, 2015 was a historic day in global bat conservation!! Not only did we celebrate Bat Appreciation Day (mark your calendars…it’s always April 17), but there was another momentous event: the signing of a formal agreement between Canada, Mexico, and the United States to cooperate in efforts to protect bats and their habitats across the North American continent. This agreement provides a platform for continental conservation efforts, which will be particularly important for species like the Hoary Bat (Lasiurus cinereus), which knows no continental boundaries in North America. Cheers to all the hardworking bat biologists that made this possible!

You can find the text of the agreement here.

Hoary Bat (Lasiurus cinereus)

Hoary Bat (Lasiurus cinereus)

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