State park to promote ‘benefits of bats’
Wednesday, 09 August 2017
Special to GUIDON

A free program about the benefits of bats is scheduled from 8 to 10 p.m. Saturday at Bluff State Park. The program is free and open to the public.

ImageKirsten Alvey-Mudd with the Missouri Bat Census will explain how bats are beneficial to the environment.

During the program, mist nets will be set up for catching and processing bats, and an infrared camera will be set up over the pond for viewing the bats as they feed. Equipment will be available for listening to the bats as they use echolocation to search for food.

Visitors are advised to wear good shoes and bring a light with a red filter, if possible.

Echo Bluff State Park is located 86 miles southeast of Fort Leonard Wood near Eminence, Missouri. For more  details about the event, call the park at 573.751.1224. For more information about state parks, visit

Last Updated ( Friday, 11 August 2017 )