Saturday, August 18, 2012

Bat Stock 2012

   Batstock 2012 will take place for three days starting on Friday 24- Aug.
    It will begin on Friday 24-Aug at the Meadowlands Environmental Center in Lyndhurst , NJ. This night will feature Joseph D'Angeli of the Wildlife Conservation and Educational Center of Ridgefield Park, who will bring along a few of the bats from his center. Visitors will have a chance to meet a bat up close and personal as they more about the importance of bats to the local eco-system. There will be food & drinks, along with  a " Bat Movie Night"  The event will begin at 6:00p and to until 9:00p
   The second day, Sat. 25-Aug. will be held at Mexicali Live in Teaneck,NJ. This will include artists, & vendors sell bat theme items for sale, as well as bat artwork. There will also be performance from local band through out the evening.  Doors will open at 3:00p with bands starting to perform at 6:00p. Tickets are $10.00 in advance and $15.00 at the door. Tickets can be purchase at
   The final night  Sun. 26-Aug. will have a  live outdoor bat walk at the Tenafly Nature Center in Tenafly, NJ. Beginning at 7:00p. There will be a nature program to explain the importance of bats in keeping nature in balance. And explaining how bats use echolocation to hunt for food.  There will be a walk lead by Mr. D'Angeli along the pond trails using  sonar detector to search for any signs of bat activity in the area. To register for the presentation, and walk go to
   Batstock is an event started last year by Mr. D'Angeli to raise awareness of a condition call "White Nose Syndrome  that is affecting bats in North America. This is a disease that affects bat as they are trying to hibernate for the winter. The fungus that affects the bats causes them to awake from their hibernation, and start to fly around in mid winter. This will cause a bat to freeze from the cold, or starve to death from the lack of food available. First notice in 2006 WNS has affect millions of bat reducing their population, as the number of bat declines there is a raise in the mosquito population.
  Money raised from Batstock will go to help fund research in finding a cure for WNS. The other goal of Batstock is to educate, and inform the public of the value of bat to the local  eco-system, and hoe many ideas of bat are not based on facts.
For more information about Batstock 2012 please contact Mr. D'Angeli at

Scenes from Batstock 2011


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