Lake Powell Resort hosts 3rd annual ‘Bat Festival’ for a most important little mammal – St George News
This free event will take place at the Lake Powell Resort Wahweap Marina at 100 Wahweap Blvd. Read more: Grand Canyon-Parashant bats, caves may offer next antibiotic, cure for bat scourge. Ashley Xu, an intern with the Student Conservation Association NPS Academy, will delve into the inspiration behind her studies and provide an engaging introductory presentation for participants new to the world of bats. “Recent bat monitoring efforts have enabled park scientists and the public to better understand occurrence, distribution, and abundance of bats within the park and contribute to long-term continental bat monitoring efforts, or the North American Bat Monitoring Program,” Lonnie Pilkington, National Parks Service Natural Resources program manager at Glen Canyon said. An easy, one-mile guided “bat discovery” walk from the Lake Powell Resort to Lake Powell will be held 7:20 p.m., with a second walk at 9 p.m., where participants will have the opportunity to use some of the available technology to identify bat species by sound using iPads and other wildlife monitoring devices. Event details:. What: Third annual “Glen Canyon Bat Festival.”. When: Saturday, July 21 | 5-10 p.m. MST (6-11 p.m. MDT).