Bat House Building & Painting Workshop
Join us On October 24th, at Art Center, to build and paint your very own bat house!
You might wonder why you need to build a bat house. Why can't the bats just find a nice tree? That is the challenge for many bat species as forests are cleared. Ideally they would live in a natural home but we build bat houses to help those who can't find space in a forest.
Did you know?
According to Bat Conservation International, one little brown bat can eat 60 medium-sized moths or over 1,000 mosquito-sized insects in one night!
In many ecosystems, they play a key role in pollinating plants.
These are just a few of the reasons why you should come paint a bat house (using eastern white pine) and learn about why bats are important to our ecosystem from local naturalist, Payton Carroll.
Payton will begin the evening with a presentation about the important impact that bats have on our ecosystem, and share how building bat houses can make a difference. Payton has worked as a naturalist for the Appalachian Mountain Club and as an intern with the DEC. In addition to your hand-crafted bat house, you are sure to leave with many fun bat facts!
Space is limited. All participants must pre-register.
Date: Thursday, October 24
Time: 6-8:00 pm
Cost: $45 per house (small groups of 2-3 people are welcome to work on one house together) ONLY ONE PASS IS NECESSARY FOR SMALL GROUPS.
Open to ages: All ages (children under 15 must be accompanied by adult)