Join park staff and scientists at Tumacácori National Historical Park for National Bat Appreciation Day, April 17, from 7:00 to 8:30 p.m. Spring is the season bats return from their annual migration south or begin to emerge from hibernation. This unofficial holiday is a great time to explore the role bats play in nature and how scientists are working to learn about and conserve bat populations.
Myths about bats are found in many cultures. In O’odham culture bats are recognized as being part of nature and are represented in some stories.
Park visitors on “Bat Night” will be able to explore the benefits of bats, sample some foods pollinated by bats, learn from bat biologists, create a bat craft, and go on a nature walk in search of active bats on the hunt.
Admission to the park is $5 per adult, free for federal pass holders and children under age 16. For more information on National Bat Appreciation Day or other events and activities at Tumacácori National Historical Park, call 520-377-5060, or visit the park website, at nps.gov/tuma.