Mexican free-tailed bats fly out at dusk from beneath the Yolo Causeway in the Yolo Bypass Wildlife Area. Ching Chang/Courtesy photo

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Go batty with Yolo Basin Foundation’s summer program

By From page A20 | June 03, 2012

The Yolo Basin Foundation is celebrating the United Nations’ Year of the Bat and invites members of the public to the 2012 Bat Talk and Walk Summer Series, beginning Tuesday, June 19, at 6:45 p.m. The popular programs will continue until the end of August.

Each evening’s program begins with a 45-minute indoor presentation on bat natural history and includes an opportunity to view live bats. The group will then car-pool to the Yolo Bypass Wildlife Area to watch one of the largest colonies of Mexican free-tailed bats in California, as it emerges to hunt insects at sunset.

The Yolo Bypass colony is a maternal colony that arrives every spring. Each bat gives birth to a single pup.

To see the complete summer schedule and to make a reservation for the bat program, visit www.yolobasin.org and click on “Bat Talk and Walk.” Reservations may be made for a maximum of six people, including children.

A $10 donation is suggested from all adult participants. No walk-ins will be accepted on the night of the event.

For more information, contact Corky Quirk at (530) 902-1918 or [email protected].

Yolo Basin Foundation 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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