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Friday, May 3, 2013

Bats Over Omaha a beautiful success!

Hello, you.

And you....

and you...


and YOU-- 

Thanks for coming! 

Over 700 people came to our fourth annual public bat release event on Sunday, and the evening was an absolutely great time. The temperature was ideal, the breeze was mild, the bats were hungry. 

As promised, we had tables of educational activities for children, including coloring their own bat masks and talking about bat facts. When asked what we could improve upon for next year, seven-year-old Aderyn said she wished she could have touched a bat. (Which unfortunately, isn't an option for liability reasons. Our bats are generally docile and sweet in our hands, but we don't want to scare them!) 

A similar question was posed to siblings Morgan and Jack, who simply squealed in bat-speak and flapped their wings. 

(Note stealth photo-bomber Eli flapping his own wings in the background!)

It was wonderful to see families enjoying themselves everywhere...

  and fun to hear the crowd break into applause whenever a bat found his wings. That was a bat release first!

Thanks for sharing one of our favorite nights of the year. We hope to see you all again many times before next year's bat release!

NWRI is working to raise $150,000 before June 30th through our 50 States for Great Plains Wildlife initiative. Click here to learn more and to donate to help wildlife like these bats today!

1 comment:

  1. It was my first time at a bat release and it was awesome! They are such beautiful creatures. Thank you for caring for them.


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