Annual Bat Festival at Southfield Pavillion Sept. 28

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(Press Release, Sept. 20)

TV personality, conservation biologist and Organization for Bat Conservation Executive Director Rob Mies announced today that the 12th Annual Great Lakes Bat Festival will be held on Saturday, September 28, 2013. This free event will be held at the Southfield Pavilion in Southfield, Michigan from 10:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m. The festival drew 2,000 attendees in 2012 and is expected to attract 3,000 attendees this year.

The festival celebrates the unique role of bats in the Great Lakes ecosystem while dispelling myths and misinformation that generate needless fears and threaten bats and their habitats around the world. The goal of the festival is to help people discover the importance and uniqueness of bats in a fun and interactive environment.

Attendees will have the opportunity to:

•       ~Build bat houses for our national forests as part of National Public Lands Day

•       ~Meet a life-size Stellaluna

•       ~See live bats from around the world including giant flying fox and vampires

•       ~Watch birds of prey programs

•       ~Be a Bat Scientist with bat expert Tim Carter (Ball State University)dave coulter campaign ad

•       ~Explore the “Bat Cave”

•       ~Participate in nature-themed educational exhibits and bat-themed activities

•       ~Purchase signed copies of new children’s book, Bats A to Z

The event is for all ages and free thanks in part to our sponsors Spirit of Alexandria, Critter Catchers and DTE Energy Foundation. For more information about the festival, visit the Organization for Bat Conservation’s website at or Facebook page or call (248) 645-3232.

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