Bat Fest 2015 Coming to Missouri’s Onondaga Cave State Park

Inside Missouri's Onondaga Cave.

Inside Missouri’s Onondaga Cave. Photo by Nikonian Novice/flickr

Missouri State Parks and the Onondaga Friends Association will host the Midwest Bat Fest at Onondaga Cave State Park on Sunday, April 12th.

Sponsored and coordinated by the World Bird Sanctuary, the weekend event will begin on Saturday, April 11th at the World Bird Sanctuary with a host of events and then continue on Sunday, April 12th at Onondaga Cave State Park from 10:00am to 4:00pm.

Participants from a number of agencies and organizations focusing on education associated with bats will be on site at both locations to interact with guests about the importance of bat conservation.

Representatives from Incredible Bats will be presenting bat programs at the park. Their shows, scheduled at 11:00am and 2:00pm will feature African Straw Colored Fruit Bats. When not performing, the bats will be on display in the visitor center to observe. A host of other exhibits will be available to learn about bat conservation, cave restoration and bat biology.

For more information about the event or Onondaga Cave State Park, call the park at 573-245-6576.

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