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Wed, Aug 21



Exploring the World of Night Flyers

Embark on a captivating Night-Time Bat Hike and Moth Lighting adventure! Delve into local bat secrets, witness their departure from a roost, and discover the enchanting world of crepuscular wildlife. Immerse in echolocation calls, unique behaviors, and the importance of conservation.

Exploring the World of Night Flyers
Exploring the World of Night Flyers

Time & Location

Aug 21, 2024, 6:00 PM – 9:00 PM

Irwindale, San Gabriel River Trail, Irwindale, CA 91706, USA

About the event

Join us for an immersive exploration of the nocturnal realm as we unravel the mysteries of bats and their prey. The event kicks off with a warm welcome and icebreaker at the Nature Center, leading to an orientation about the restoration area and a local active bat roost. Setting up moth lighting traps, we venture towards the local bat roost, where participants learn about LA bat species, their role as insectivores, and the captivating world of crepuscular wildlife activity.

As the sun sets, the atmosphere becomes electric with the opportunity to record echolocation calls on an echometer. Gain insights into the basics of echolocation, unique frequencies, and patterns specific to each bat species. 

Witness the departure of bats from the roost, and decode the intriguing "jamming" call used for securing prey.

The adventure continues with a leisurely walk back to the Nature Center, offering observations of nocturnal wildlife activity. Participants gather to unveil the results of the moth lighting trap, reinforcing the significance of native plants and waterways for the conservation of prey base. The event concludes with reflections on newfound knowledge and a discussion about further exploration into the fascinating world of bats. Don't miss this chance to experience the magic of the night with us on this educational adventure!

Date: Wednesday, December 19th

Time: 6:00pm - 9:00 pm

Ages: Recommended for 5th grade+, younger students may join with a parent.

Type: Parent drop-off is permitted for grades 5th and up

Cost: $42 per student

Requirements: Students must be able to walk a total of 1.5 miles throughout this adventure.


Charter Funds Accepted

Is there Financial Assistance? YES - we have spots available for 50%-100% financial assistance to make this program accessible to all. Please go to our "Assistance" page to fill out a request form. You can find this under the MORE tab on our home page.

We hope you can join us on this exciting lesson in chiropterology, entomology, and ecology!

Please note, this event ticket is non-refundable.


  • Student Ticket

    This ticket includes one parent/guardian ticket at no cost. A parent is only required to attend for students in 4th grade and below.

    +$1.05 service fee



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