April 24, 2017

Contact: Steph Deidrick

BatFest 2016 at Onondaga Cave State Park April 30

The public is invited to BatFest2016 at Onondaga Cave State Park.  The event will take place from 10 a.m. until 4 p.m. on April 30 at the park. 

BatFest visitors will be able to view exhibits on cave gear decontamination, White-Nose Syndrome, cave restoration, Missouri Bat Census and a live bird display from the World Bird Sanctuary.

Discounted tours of Onondaga Cave will be provided throughout the weekend on April 29-30.

The event is cosponsored by the Onondaga Friends Association. Event partners also include the World Bird Sanctuary, Missouri Department of Conservation, Missouri Bat Census and Missouri Department of Transportation.

Onondaga Cave State Park is located seven miles south of Interstate 44 on State Highway H.  For more information about the event, call the park at 573-245-6576. For more information on state parks and historic sites, visit Missouri State Parks is a division of the Missouri Department of Natural Resources.