Event calendar

Bat Hike for Adults

Event information

Date: Friday, August 12, 2022

Time: 7:30 p.m. to 9:30 p.m.

Fee: Free!

Age: Ages 18 and older.

Contact: 815-722-9470

Location: Hammel Woods – Route 59 Access

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Photo courtesy of Darek Konopka

Event details

Enjoy a hike through the preserve in the evening and learn all about our local bat species. We will take a short break to watch the bats emerging from their shelter to feast, then the hike will continue on a little farther as we hope to discover other bat species that call Hammel Woods home.

Event requirements

Registration required by Thursday, Aug. 11: 815-722-9470.


The hike will begin at the stone pavilion.

The hike will be approximately 1.5 miles to 2 miles on paved and uneven natural 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.