Billings MT: Bat Walk Helps Public to Abandon Fears


BILLINGS, Mont. – Fall is in full swing now, which might make some think of spooky things. But a Bat Walk aims to teach people to see these critters as anything but scary.

Bats are silent predators that hunt at night and many might go most of their lives without seeing a bat in person. Their allusiveness adds to the mystery of these flying foxes that often turns to misunderstanding and fear.

Some believe bats are rabies carriers, when only 0.5% of all tested bats, have rabies. And the Audubon Center believes even these tested bats are outliers.

The Montana Audubon Center hopes to dispel the misconceptions and misinformation some may have about the flying foxes with an all age interactive bat walk.

Becca Mathias, Community Program Coordinator for the Montana Audubon Center explained part of the process, “We take people out on a bat night hike with special bat detectors. So, we take these frequency meters that they let us use, and anywhere between 25 and 40 is the best frequency to find little brown bats and the big brown bats that we have mostly here.”

You can read the rest of the story here. Red Wadsworth KULR-8 Multimedia Journalist (KULR8)

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