REGISTRATION IS REQUIRED **Registration Closes on Thursday, July 22nd,12pm MST**
During this limited in-person hike, Aaron Sidder will lead a discussion on the ecology of bats, where they live, what they do, and why they're important. Aaron will also bring in some tips for making your home/yard/park more bat-friendly as well as identify species bats in real time with an Echo Meter Touch Bat Detector.
Aaron Sidder is an ecologist for Bat Conservation International and a board member of Rocky Mountain Wild. He is an experienced field ecologist whose research has taken him to the Everglades, Southwestern deserts, and the top of the Rocky Mountains.
Bats face numerous threats in Colorado, such as habitat loss, wind energy development, and climate change. In addition, hibernating bats in Colorado may be impacted by white-nose syndrome (WNS), a pathogen that has killed millions of bats in the eastern and midwestern U.S. since 2006. WNS has not been detected in Colorado yet, but is now present in adjacent states. Join Latino Outdoors and Rocky Mountain Wild for a night of bat conservation and how you can help preserve these awesome pollinators.
You will need to bring a small backpack or bag to hold water, a face mask, anti mosquito protection of your choice, layers if necessary, a head lamp, and anything else you might need. We might be venturing off the designated trail, so boots would be advised (no sandals).
This event is free! Bat enthusiasts of all abilities and age 8+ are welcome with an adult.
About the Trail
Distance:~ 2 miles round trip
Elevation Gain: 0 ft
Max Elevation: 5,330 ft
Skill Level: Easy
Trail Use: Foot, bike
Facilities/Restrooms: The Garland Trailhead parking lot will have restrooms
Terrain Description: Flat, paved wide trail
Latino Outdoors & Rocky Mountain Wild
Date & time:
July 22, 2021
Crown Hill Park