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Missouri Breaks National Monument to host Bat Week activities

International Bat Week set for Oct. 25-29

 

Last updated 10/19/2021 at 11:58am

BLM photo by Nikie Bilodeau, Glasgow Field Office biological science technician

Mike Borgreen, Bureau of Land Management, Glasgow Field Office wildlife biologist, takes morphological measurements of a bat (myotis sp.) during a multi-agency bat survey conducted in late-July 2021 near Fort Peck.

From U.S. Bureau of Land Management

International Bat Week is just around the corner, and the Upper Missouri River Breaks National Monument team will celebrate by showcasing the 15 different bat species that call Montana home.

People can stop by the Missouri Breaks Interpretive Center in Fort Benton Oct. 25-29, 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., to learn about these special animals, take part in crafts and activities, and attend a short program about bats. 

Bats play a unique role in our environment by controlling insect populations that may otherwise harm homes, agriculture and forests.

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