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Bat Hike

Event information

Date: Saturday, June 24, 2023

Time: 8:30 p.m. to 9:30 p.m.

Fee: Free!

Age: All ages.

Contact: 815-722-4121

Location: Hidden Oaks Nature Center

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A bat hanging upside down with its mouth open. Photo via Shutterstock

Event details

Bats are more than just a Halloween decoration; they are also essential for a healthy ecosystem. Join a naturalist as we learn about these fascinating creatures of the night. Go batty over the neat adaptations these small nocturnal mammals possess then embark on a hike to find them. Bats communicate using high-pitched sounds, so we will be bringing along our “Bat Backpack” to help tune into their frequency.

Event requirements

Registration required by Friday, June 23: 815-722-4121.


Meet at the Hidden Oaks Council Ring. Please be sure to dress for the weather. 

The hike will be up to 1 mile on natural surfaces over uneven terrain. Anyone who requires an auxiliary aid or service to participate in this workday should mention their request when registering or submit a request online no later than 48 hours before the volunteer session.