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Bat Blitz at Tuigoot National Monument

  • 21 Jul 2017
  • 6:30 PM - 9:00 PM
  • Tuzigoot National Monument

The National Park Service would like to invite the public to the Tuzigoot Bat Blitz!  Join us for this free event on Friday, July 21st from 6:30 pm to 9:00 pm for a peek inside the life of the only flying mammal in the world.  The evening will begin at 6:30 pm with a ranger talk all about bats.  Attendees can learn about the mysteries and misconceptions that surround these amazing night creatures.

After the presentation, visitors will have the opportunity to observe wildlife biologists in action as they catch and collect data on the bats that use Tuzigoot Pueblo as a night roost.  Rangers will also lead bat walks on the Tavasci Marsh overlook trail at 7:30 pm, 8:00 pm and 8:30 pm.  These walks will feature the latest technology in bat species identification through echolocation!

For a safe and fun evening, we advise that visitors wear closed toe shoes and bring flashlights.  We also expect a warm evening, so bring plenty of water to stay hydrated.  If you would like to sit with us a while and enjoy the night sky, camp chairs are recommended.  Times and dates of this event are subject to change based on weather conditions.

Tuzigoot National Monument is located at 25 Tuzigoot Road, Clarkdale, AZ. For additional information, call 928-634-5564 or visit www.nps.gov/tuzi.