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Discovering Bats

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Meet us at Sauta Cave NWR near Scottsboro and experience a breathtaking number of bats departing Sauta Cave at dusk. This is a wonderful opportunity to observe the bats as they begin their nightly foraging for insects. Rangers will be available to answer questions and provide information about the importance of protecting the endangered gray and Indiana bats and how the species are being threatened by white nose syndrome. 

We hope you can come join us for this local natural marvel. Event will begin at 7:30 P.M. Viewing will take place from a large platform located about 75 yards from the cave entrance.

The entrance road, which is closed to vehicles, is located between mile markers 130 and 131 on U.S. Highway 72 east from Huntsville. Parking is limited at the entrance gate and most visitors will need to park along the shoulder of the highway. The viewing platform is approximately 200 yards from the parking area and is wheelchair assessable. 

Things to Consider!

Be sure to bring a type of head covering to shield you from any potential bat droppings. We also strongly recommend visitors a flash light to guide their way back to the parking area after the event. 

Call the Visitor Center for more information at 256-350-6639 

  There are no restroom facilities on site for event.

Last Updated: Jul 01, 2014
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