Event calendar

Bat Night for Adults

Event information

Date: Friday, August 30, 2024

Time: 7:00 p.m. to 8:30 p.m.

Fee: Free!

Age: Ages 21 and older.

Contact: 815-722-9301

Location: Hammel Woods — Route 59 Access

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A group of bats hanging from a tree branch. Photo via Shutterstock

Event details

Enjoy an evening at Hammel Woods exploring the habitat of our local bat species. Watch the bats emerge from their sleeping quarters to go out on their nightly hunt. Using echolocation technology, “listen” for bats as we stretch our legs on a short hike. Discover some fascinating facts about these flying mammals along the way as we end the evening around a campfire. You are welcome to bring a beer or wine to wind down the event.

Event requirements

Registration required by Wednesday, Aug. 28: 815-722-9301. 


Don’t forget a camp chair. Please meet at the stone pavilion.

The program will include hiking less than 0.5 miles on paved and natural surface trails. Anyone who requires an auxiliary aid or service to participate in this program should mention their request when registering or    submit a request online no later than 48 hours before the program.