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Secrets of the Bats, with Dr. Tim Carter, Ball State University

September 21, 2023 @ 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm


Tickets will be available on Aug. 1.

Join us for the Golden Hour Summer Series at  Oliver’s Woods. In September, we’re featuring bats.

Learn all about bats from wildlife biologist Dr. Tim Carter and his “ambassador bats,” Chocolate and Petunia. We will gather for a presentation, then experience the preserve in a whole new way—with bat detection equipment that picks up the ultrasonic calls of bats. Don’t miss this rare chance to meet bats up close and personal, as well as listen for bats in the preserve.

All Ages

Please RSVP (available on Aug. 1) so we know to expect you.

The event is limited to 25 people.

Tickets are limited to 4 per reservation.

What to Expect and Bring:

  • If you have a headlamp, please bring it. We will have a few available to share with the group.
  • Dress for the weather and be sure to wear pants thick enough to stand up to thorns, brush, poison ivy, ticks, and mosquitos (unfortunately leggings aren’t very protective).
  • Wear closed-toed shoes that can stand up to mud.

Directions: Oliver’s Woods is located at 8825 River Road Indianapolis, Indiana. Please park in the parking lot adjacent to I-465 and follow the trail to the discussion circle. Please plan to arrive on time.

More Information: Dr. Tim Carter is the Director of Field Stations and Environmental Education Center and Professor of Biology at Ball State University. He serves as curator for the Ball State University Mammalogy Collection. He has extensively studied the federally endangered Indiana bat (Myotis sodalis) with a focus on identifying and delineating critical summer habitats as well as examining winter hibernation habitats.


September 21, 2023
7:30 pm - 9:30 pm
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Central Indiana Land Trust
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Oliver’s Woods
8825 River Road
Indianapolis, United States
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