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October 15th Night Hike



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10/15 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm

October is Bat Appreciation Month so it’s a good time to see the bats getting ready to hibernate. The second night hike of October will be held on Friday, October 15th. The night hike begins at 6:00 p.m. in the parking lot at Sodalis.

Bat Appreciation Month is designed to raise awareness about the need for bat conservation. Bats are vital to the health of our natural world and economy. Although we may not always see them, bats are hard at work all around the world each night – eating tons of insects, pollinating flowers, and spreading seeds that grow new plants and trees.

Each fall, Indiana bats migrate from their summer habitats to congregate in the vicinity of their hibernation sites, which include caves and abandoned mine shafts. During this time, the bats engage in mating activity and feed in the surrounding area to build the fat reserves needed during hibernation. The bats then hibernate from late October to April.

The full Night Hike program lasts about two hours and follows a 2-mile paved trail. Participants are welcome to stay with the group or return to the parking lot on their own. Activities include seasonal observations, sensory activities and the telling of the creation of Sodalis Nature Preserve.

There will be a strict limit of 20 participants and reservations must be made by calling Hannibal Parks & Recreation at 221-0154 or by emailing mlrichards@hannibal-mo.gov.

For more information

Email: Mary Lynne Richards

Phone: 573-221-0154

Venue

Sodalis Nature Preserve
819 Ely St
Hannibal, MO 63401

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