Kingston – To some, they’re creepy, to others they are cute. Regardless of your opinions on the matter, bats play an essential role in the ecosystem and are also vastly misunderstood.
Back by popular demand, bat expert Matt Saunders, aka The Real Bat Man, will help enlighten, educate and demystify folks about these flying rodents as part of a special presentation at the Outdoor Centre at Little Cataraqui Creek Conservation Area, on Sunday, Oct. 29, at 2 p.m. His one-hour presentation is suitable for ages seven and up and participants will have a chance to build a bat house of their own after the talk (bring a hammer) or take it home. Kits will be sold for $20 each (while supplies last).
Seating is limited for this very popular event, so be sure to come early. It’s also recommended for folks ages 7 and up.
The Little Cataraqui Creek Conservation Area is located on Division Street just two kilometres north of Highway 401. Entry fees are: $5.50 per person for adults and children over 12, and $3 per person for children 12 and under, to a maximum fee of $14 per car. Annual passes are available for $80 per year.