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Nature Presentation: Going to Bat for New York's Bats at Wave Hill

Nature Presentation: Going to Bat for New York's Bats

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  • Feb. 02, 2020, 11am
  • Wave Hill
  • West 249th Street and Independence Avenue, Bronx
  • Tween, Teen, Adult
  • Free with admission to grounds, $10 adults; $6 students and seniors 65 and older; $4 children 6 and older; free for children younger than 6

Like it or not, New York State is home to nine species of bats. How many live in New York City? And where do they go in the winter? Bat conservationist and community scientist Danielle Gustafson reveals the winter survival strategies of bats in the Big Apple and beyond. Hear the latest research about a devastating disease called the white-nose syndrome, which has killed millions of North American bats, and find out why bats are so beneficial to the environment. Gain a new appreciation for these misunderstood animals and find out how you can go to bat for bats with simple conservation and community science efforts. Ages 10 and older welcome with an adult. Hibernators Hygge Weekend event.

About Wave Hill

West 249th Street and Independence Avenue

Bronx, NY


    Wave Hill is a 28-acre public garden and cultural center in the Bronx overlooking the Hudson River and Palisades. Its mission is to celebrate the artistry and legacy of its gardens and landscapes, to preserve its magnificent views, and to explore human connections to the natural world through programs in horticulture, education and the arts.