Mon, Jul 17|
A Night on the Wing
Join Lydia Moore, Research & Education Coordinator at Palmetto Bluff Conservancy, for a night-time program about our native bats! J
Time & Location
Jul 17, 2023, 7:30 PM – 10:30 PM
Conservancy Workshop, 70 Laurel Oak Way, Bluffton, SC 29910, USA
About the Event
If you have attended an LCMNA field trip in the last two months, please wait one week before registering to give other LCMNA members a chance to register. We thank you in advance for your kind cooperation.
Have you ever wondered about the species of bats that call the Lowcountry home? You can learn all about them by signing up for this program! Lydia Moore will be hosting us out on Palmetto Bluff for a class that’s all about these nocturnal mammals, including taking a trip out to their bat netting station where they conduct research on our native bat species.
The program will begin an hour before sunset at the Palmetto Bluff Conservancy Work Shop/Barn. Please use the instructions provided below to get there since Google Maps isn’t accurate (though it’ll get you close). From there, the group will pile into vehicles and head out to the netting stations where Lydia and her team will hopefully have caught some bats and will be using an echometer to hear them as they fly through the night air. NOTE: Only the Palmetto Bluff Conservancy Staff members will handle bats – attendees will not handle bats.
Participants should bring the following items with them to ensure maximum enjoyment, safety, and comfort:
- Face Mask - bats carry diseases and MASKS ARE REQUIRED AT THE NETTING STATION. N95s are best, but surgical face masks are also fine. CLOTH MASKS ARE NOT ADEQUATE.
- Close-toed shoes, long pants, & loose fitting long-sleeve shirts (to protect from bites and scratches)
- Headlamp or Flashlight
- Water & Snacks
Lydia and her team will provide attendees bug spray (with lots of Deet).
The program will end at 10:30 pm.
Directions to the Conservancy Work Shop:
- Go through the gate (tell the gate attendant you are attending a Conservancy event). Drive for ~3 miles on Old Palmetto Bluff Rd. (it will feel a lot longer).
- Turn right onto Old Moreland Rd (if you see a golf course then you’ve gone too far).
- Turn right at the first stop sign onto Laurel Oak Bay Rd.
- Take the second left onto a white gravel road. Follow this road until you see a sign that says, “Palmetto Bluff Conservancy.” Turn left here.
- Park in front of the green metal building.