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Prospect Park evening Bat Walk to benefit Bat Conservation International
June 28 @ 8:00 pm - 9:30 pm
Meet 8:00 pm (evening) at Bartel Pritchard’s Prospect Park entrance (nearest train “F” and “G” to 15th Street/Prospect Park stop)
NOTE: Rain date of June 29th
Leader: Danielle Gustafson
Donation: $5.00 per person
Beneficiary: Bat Conservation International – http://www.batcon.org/
Walk Synopsis: This evening walk will be led by the New York City Bat Group’s Danielle Gustafson. Starting at Bartel Pritchard, we will go across Long Meadow, ending at a stationary spot to view the best number of bats. Danielle will educate the group about the ecology and dynamics of bats. She will bring heterodyne bat detectors for participants; as well as a bat iOS detection device. If you would like an opportunity to personally record the bats, you can download the free iOS app:
Echo Meter Touch Bat Detector by Wildlife Acoustics
Bring a blanket or camp chair, binoculars, and an optional flashlight for bat viewing. When the session ends at 9:30pm, the group will be escorted out of the park by the leader.
Because bats are facing a devastating disease called “White Nose Syndrome” (https://www.whitenosesyndrome.org/about-white-nose-syndrome) a toxic fungus affliction of the nose and bare skin that disrupts hibernation, we request a $5 donation per person for Bat Conservation International. The Brooklyn Bird Club will also make a contribution.