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Bats on the Bayou Aug 28

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Bats on the Bayou

August 28, 2015 6:30 PM to 9:00 PM

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Summary Join us for this FREE event at the Watonga Boulevard Bridge bat colony along White Oak Bayou Greenway to learn about bats from the experts, enjoy bat-themed activities and watch the bats emerge for their evening hunt!
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The Houston Parks Board (HPB), in partnership with the Houston Parks and Recreation Department (HPARD) and the Texas Parks and Wildlife Department (TPWD), presents “Bats on the Bayou,” a free event to introduce families to the bat colony living under Watonga Boulevard Bridge and highlight this special feature along White Oak Bayou Greenway. Attendees will learn about bats from the experts, enjoy bat-themed activities and watch the bats emerge for their evening hunt.

Ecologist Cullen “Batgirl” Geiselman, Ph.D., an HPB board member; Jed Aplaca, HPARD Natural Resources Manager; and representatives from TPWD and the Houston Area “Bat Team” will share their knowledge about the Mexican free-tailed bat. The Watonga Parkway bat colony along White Oak Bayou Greenway is just one of the many special places being made more accessible through Bayou Greenways 2020, a project that will create a system of 150 miles of parks and hike and bike trails along Houston’s major waterways.

Free family activities provided by the Houston Area Bat Team begin at 6:30 p.m. Bats will emerge around dusk. Attendees are encouraged to bring folding chairs, blankets and bug spray.

(Rain date: Friday, Sept. 18)

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I went 2 weeks ago for the first time. It was a really cool experience. I encourage anyone that has not been to check it out at least once!

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I wonder if the parks board sees a spike in interest around this time of year/Halloween?

 

It sounds interesting and informative. I'm seriously considering this.

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That sounds like something that I would definitely be interested in and I'm sure my boys would have loved it. Too bad we missed it. I hope they have something similar planned for Halloween. 

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