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Category: Kids & Family

Come to Mission Garden for Bat Night!

Saturday, June 15 2019

On June 15 we will have the garden’s first Bat Night. Wildlife biologist Debbie Buecher has identified at least five species of bats that are using Mission Garden. They are catching insects and drinking from our new acequia (canal).

Come enjoy the garden before sunset, then attend Debbie’s presentation, which will include live rehab animals! Then she will bring her night-vision goggles and bat detector to the acequia and we’ll look for, listen to, and learn about these bats.

Location: Mission Gardens
Time: 6:30 PM to 9:30 PM
946 W Mission Lane
Tucson, Arizona

Children are welcome to this event but need to be accompanied by adults. Please stay on trails. 

  • Suggested donation $5.
  • 6:30 p.m. Garden opens to the public (you may see lesser nighthawks patrolling the garden at dusk before the bats come out
  • 7:30 p.m. Debbie Buecher presentation at the Event Ramada. Please arrive by this time as we will close the garden gates to keep out unwanted animals out and to limit the number of people in the garden if we are over 100 attendees.
  • 8:30 p.m. Listen and watch for bats at the acequia. Debbie will have a "bat detector," which makes bat calls audible for humans, and night-vision goggles to help us see them. 

For information about this event contact Kendall, (520) 971-2385. See other upcoming events at our news and events page and our Facebook page. 

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