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Bat House Building & Painting Workshop

  • Art Center of Rochester 563 Titus Avenue Rochester, NY, 14617 United States (map)


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)


Earlier Event: October 18
October-Kids Night Out Halloween Party
Later Event: November 7
Wine Barre