Join us for a bat hike in Laporte

A little brown bat on the wall of a cave
Hibernating little brown bat, courtesy of Ann Froschauer, USFWS

Join Rocky Mountain Wild and our friend, Kristen Lear (she/her), for a bat hike! Kristen will lead a discussion on the ecology of bats, where they live, what they do, and why they’re important. She’ll also bring in some tips for making your home, yard, or park more bat-friendly as well as identifying species bats in real-time with an Echo Meter Touch Bat Detector.

When: August 21, 7:30 – 9:30 pm
Where: Lions Open Space, 2425 North Overland Trail, Laporte, CO 80535
Tickets: Tickets are free, but space is limited. Reserve your spot and consider making a donation to support this trip.

There was so much interest, we had to add a second session!
When: August 19, 7:30-9:30 pm
Where: Lions Open Space, 2425 North Overland Trail, Laporte, CO 80535
Session Leader: Aaron Sidder, Bat Conservation International
Tickets: Tickets are free, but space is limited. Reserve your spot and consider making a donation to support this trip.

For everyone’s safety, all attendees will need to show proof of vaccination or a negative COVID-19 test taken within 48 hours of the event.

You will need to bring a small backpack or bag to hold water, anti-mosquito protection of your choice, layers if necessary, and anything else you may personally need. We might be venturing off the designated trail, so boots would be advised (or closed-toed shoes).

Kristen is a bat conservationist and science communicator. She is Bat Conservation International’s Agave Restoration Program Manager leading the organization’s bi-national Agave Restoration Initiative to restore and enhance habitat for endangered pollinating bats and support community livelihoods in the U.S. Southwest and Mexico. Read more about Kristen here.