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Summer Twilight Walk – Bats
July 7, 2018 @ 7:15 PM - 9:15 PM
Join MTRP volunteer Trail Guide Don Endicott for a twilight interpretive walk to learn about bats – the amazing and often misunderstood nighttime aerialists.
*** Space is limited, so sign-up at 619-668-3281 ***
Nine native species call MTRP home, including the largest and smallest in North America and the world’s fastest animal! Warm summertime evenings are ideal times to find these nocturnal locals as they begin foraging for insects starting around sunset. Don will explain their unique bodies and special adaptations that make bats such remarkable animals, the only mammals that can fly. Using an ultrasonic microphone and a tablet, Don will allow us “hear” and identify their high frequency echolocation calls used to navigate and find and catch prey in complete darkness.
Walk meets at the parking lot at the corner of Bushy Hill Drive and Father Junípero Serra Trail, across from Kumeyaay Lake Campground. Don’t forget to bring along a flashlight and an extra layer of clothing — it often cools down after the sun sets.
Upcoming Twilight Walks:
• Saturday, July 21 at 7:15 p.m.
• Saturday, August 18 at 6:45 p.m.
• Saturday, September 15 at 6:00 p.m.