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Going Bonkers for Bats at Family Nature Night

Photo of a silver-haired bat

The Dickinson County Nature Center is Bonkers for Bats. So it’s a fitting theme for the next Family Nature Night 7 p.m. Friday, Sept. 27, at its Okoboji location. “I like bats,” said environmental education coordinator Bryanna Kuhlman. “I think it’s important to inform people about the ecosystem services they perform, because they’re all insectivores…

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Bats use echolocation to find prey

Bats can see about as well as humans. However, they are nocturnal — which means they are active at night — and think about how well you can see at night. (Read about nocturnal animals in Iowa.) Without a light, can you see a mosquito? You might feel it bite you, but you sure wouldn’t…

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