8th Annual BATFEST Scheduled at Lincoln Caverns

A bat at Pennsylvania's Lincoln Caverns.

A bat at Pennsylvania’s Lincoln Caverns. Photo via Lincoln Caverns

To celebrate the upcoming Valentine Weekend, Pennsylvania’s Lincoln Caverns will be holding its eighth annual BATFEST on Saturday, February 15, 2014.

Running from 10:00 am until 3:30 pm, the popular family event will give participants an opportunity to develop a deeper appreciation for Pennsylvania’s most fascinating mammals.

Featuring a day full of activities, cavern tours, and a pizza lunch, the 2014 event marks the twenty-third year of bat education at Lincoln Caverns.

This year, attendees will have the opportunity to take part in the building of a bat house which will be awarded to a lucky visitor through a random drawing at the end of the day.

A special treat at this year’s Batfest will be a visit from Robyn Graboski, of Centre Wildlife Care. Ms. Graoboski is a popular guest at Lincoln Caverns’ events, as well as many other regional events. She rehabilitates a wide variety of Pennsylvania animals, including bats. Betsy, one of Centre Wildlife Care’s big brown bats, will be a special guest, offering Batfest participants an up close and personal encounter with one of our furry friends.

The program will include information about Pennsylvania’s bats, as well as an update on White Nose Syndrome, the devastating disease that has already caused the death of over six million bats in the Eastern North America. To help out, a portion of each purchase during Batfest will be donated to WNS research.

Advance tickets are required for Batfest and space is limited.

For more information or to purchase tickets, visit lincolncaverns.com or call 814-643-0268.

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  1. erich
    January 22, 2014 at 6:13 am

    Glad to c all the celebrated bat events. <3 bats & caves

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