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Summer Bat Walks 2017
Sea & Sage Audubon Society
Experience the San Joaquin Wildlife Sanctuary after dark!
updated 5/29/17
All of the bat walks are now full.
Each summer, we hold our popular Bat Walks at the San Joaquin Wildlife Sanctuary in Irvine. Summer Bat walks are a special opportunity for you to visit the sanctuary after hours as we search for live flying bats feeding on insects at the marsh.
 
Come discover first-hand that this freshwater wetland is a magical place at dusk. We begin with an indoor presentation by Stephanie Remington, a local bat biologist, and then take a walk along the ponds in search of two species of bats that come in small numbers to the marsh to feed on insects.
 

We call these walks “Summer” Bat Walks, but you’ll notice that some of the walks at the end of the season are in September. Since the weather is warmer then, there are more insects, and bats are big insect eaters. In August and September, the “pups” (baby bats) are out feeding with their mothers, so the end of the season is actually one of the best times to go out to see bats.

 
Hey, Kids, do you want to be a Junior Batologist? It's easy, and we'll show you how!
 
This popular Irvine event fills up quickly, so register early! 48-hour cancellation notice required for refund. Pleasewear long sleeves, long pants, closed-toed shoes, and use insect repellent.
 
Dates for the 2017 Summer Bat Walks
* SORRY— ALL OF OUR BAT WALKS ARE NOW FULL*

DATE:

DAY:

July 7 - FULL

Friday

July 8 - FULL

Saturday

July 22 - FULL

Saturday

August 11 - FULL

Friday

August 12 - FULL

Saturday

August 26 - FULL

Saturday

Sept. 8 - FULL

Friday

Sept. 9 - FULL

Saturday

All of our Bat Walks are full!
JULY events: 7:15 PM — 9:45 PM
AUGUST events: 6:45 PM — 9:15 PM
SEPTEMBER events: 6:30 PM — 9:00 PM

Start times vary according to time of sunset.

 
Cost: $18 per adult & $10 for children ages 7-12

Due to 2.5 hour length of program, minimum age of participants is 7 years old.

 
PARTICIPANTS MUST BE PRE-PAID: WALK-INS ARE NOT ACCEPTED.
 
 
For more information on Bats, check out these webpages:
Bat Information Finding bats in O.C. 3 Orange County Bats Links to Bat Webpages
 
page updated 5/29/17


 


Sea & Sage Audubon Society
PO Box 5447 • Irvine, CA 92616 • 949-261-7963

http://www.seaandsageaudubon.org