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Build a Bat Box: Blackwater Falls
August 19 @ 7:00 pm – 8:30 pm
Note: This event has been rescheduled for October 28, 2023 as part of the “Mysterious Moon” special program.
Make your own bat box from a precut kit to take home. Participants will use a screw driver and wood screws to assemble boxes together. Instructor Sam Muncy will be available to assist with assembly. A template and instructions for cutting and making more boxes will be handed out along with some information about how to attract bats.
View a PowerPoint presentation of bats and bat colonies across West Virginia and the United States. Bats are the only mammals capable of true and sustained flight. Bats can eat up to 1,200 mosquitoes an hour. Join us in building a bat box and learning more about these important animals in our ecosystem.
If you have bat photograph(s) send them digitally to instructor firstname.lastname@example.org and be a part of the program.
About ‘Sam’ Muncy, Jr.
Charles H. “Sam” Muncy, Jr. graduated from West Virginia University with a Master of Science in Civil Engineering and is a practicing Professional Civil Engineer and also holds registration as a Professional Surveyor. Sam really enjoys exploring and discovering the hidden gems of West Virginia natural heritage as a Master Naturalist certified by the West Virginia Department of Natural Resources. Being a Master Naturalist gives Sam the opportunity to support our state’s wonderful park system and to share his appreciation for our natural surroundings with visitors to our parks.
Muncy is the treasurer of the West Virginia Chapter of The American Chestnut Foundation. Sam and other like-minded individuals are trying to bring back the legendary magnificent giant American chestnut trees that prior to the 1950’s once resided in the Appalachian ridge tops so thick a person could not see through the forest.
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