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Thousands of Mexican free-tailed bats fly out from their roost under the Yolo Causeway in the Yolo Bypass Wildlife Area east of Davis. Yolo Basin Foundation/Courtesy photo

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‘Batty for Bats’ raises funds for Yolo Basin

By From page A3 | August 08, 2014

Local residents are invited to go “Batty for Bats” at a Yolo Basin Foundation fundraiser on Saturday, Aug. 23.

The event will start with a bat natural history program, and there will be an opportunity to see live bats that cannot be released to the wild. Then the party will head out to the Yolo Bypass Wildlife Area east of Davis to enjoy refreshments and get settled in place to await the emergence of many thousands of Mexican free-tailed bats that roost under the Yolo Causeway.

“The pups have just begun flying with their moms, so the fly-out should be even more spectacular now,” says Corky Quirk, Yolo Basin Foundation’s program coordinator and bat expert.

“Batty for Bats” is part of the Yolo Basin Foundation’s fundraising series, a “Gaggle of Gatherings,” which features a variety of field trips, parties and workshops offered throughout the year. Tickets are $55 per person, and all proceeds go to the foundation’s wetlands education programs.

To purchase tickets, visit www.yolobasin.org and click on “Events” or call the Yolo Basin Foundation at 530-757-3780.

Yolo Basin is a nonprofit organization dedicated to the appreciation and stewardship of wetlands and wildlife through education and innovative partnerships.

Enterprise staff

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