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Discover Bats At Conboy Lake

On Saturday

Discover bats, the nighttime neighbors, with bat researcher, Jon Lucas, at Conboy Lake National Wildlife Refuge headquarters at 7 p.m. on Saturday, Aug. 25.

Learn why bats are important, and watch as they emerge at dusk. Listen to bats on special equipment that enables one to "see" and hear calls that are too high-pitched for the human ear. Find out how bats are studied, and see bats as never seen before!

The United Nations Environmental Programme has declared 2011-2012 the "Year of the Bat" and this event will highlight these fascinating, yet misunderstood mammals.

Conboy Lake National Wildlife Refuge is part of the National Wildlife Refuge System -- the largest network of lands and water in the world set aside for the benefit of wildlife.

Established in 1964 to provide habitat for migratory birds, the refuge encompasses 6,500 acres of lush Camas Prairie and forests in the heart of the Glenwood Valley. Over 200 species of wildlife can be found on the refuge.

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