August 03, 2017

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Bat program offered Aug. 12 at Echo Bluff State Park

JEFFERSON CITY, MO, AUG. 2, 2017 – A free program about the benefits of bats will be presented
Aug. 12 at Echo Bluff State Park south of Salem. The program will be from 8 to 10 p.m. and is open to the public.

Kirsten Alvey-Mudd with the Missouri Bat Census will explain how bats are beneficial to the environment. Mist nets will be set up for catching and processing bats. An infer red camera will be set up over the pond for viewing the bats as they feed. Equipment will be available for listening to the bats as they use echo-location to search for food. Wear good shoes and bring a light with a red filter if possible.

Missouri State Parks is celebrating 100 years in 2017. Visitors can experience all the park system has to offer with the Centennial Passport. Visit for more information.

Echo Bluff State Park is located on Hwy. 19 approximately 25 miles south of Salem and 14 miles north of Eminence. For more information about the event, call the park at 573-751-1224. For more information on state parks and historic sites, visit Missouri State Parks is a division of the Missouri Department of Natural Resources.