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Great Wisconsin Bat Count

June 3, 2022 @ 8:15 pm 9:45 pm

Help our state bats by participating in this Citizen Science program.

Our hibernating bats are in great danger of being wiped out because of white-nose syndrome (WNS), a white, powdery fungus on the muzzle of infected bats that causes die offs of multiple species of bats in infected hibernation sites. This state wide survey is an important tool to help monitor the number of bats that have been affected by WNS.

No experience is necessary, just a willingness to help. We will meet at the Nature Center, Lot 1, for brief instruction. RAINDATE: SATURDAY, JUNE 4th.

Little Brown Bat; © USFWS/Ann Froschauer
Little Brown Bat; © USFWS/Ann Froschauer

All programs are free, but a state park admission sticker is required on all vehicles.
Some programs are weather related, so check with the park if you have any questions.

Newport State Park, 475 County Road NP, Ellison Bay, WI 54210 Ph. 920-854-2500