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Bat Festival To Be Held At Onondaga Cave State Park

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(KPLR) - This weekend at Onondaga Cave State Park, the Organization for Bat Conservation will be hosting a Bat Festival, both Friday, April 20th and Saturday, April 21st.  The goal of the festival is to raise awareness that Bats play a very important part in our environment.  They control pest like Mosquitoes, pollinate flowers, trees and some of food we eat.

The event will show off bats amazing echo system, used for flight and searching for food.

Both days will feature presentations by Rob Miles, one of the nation’s foremost authorities on bats.  Miles is a television personality, conservation biologist, and founder and executive director of the Organization for Bat Conservation.  He will speak about bats from around the world, the benefits bats provide, why we need to conserve them and what the public can do to help these unique mammals. Miles will also offer a 'Live Bat Encounter.'

To learn more about Onondaga Cave State Park and bat discoveries, visit www.mostateparks.com.

To learn more about Rob Miles, click here.

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