BatStock 2013 will be held for three days starting Friday. 23 August. This is the third year for this event which is used to help educate the public about the usefulness of bats to the environment. This is also use as a fund raisers to find a cure for White Nose Syndrome (WNS) which is causing a decline in the bat population in the Eastern part of the United States. WNS is a fungus infection which cause the bats to awaken in midwinter and look for food. Since most bats food is not available in the colder months these bats will starve to death, or circum to the cold weather on the outside of their cave.
This first night will take place at the Meadowlands Environment Center starting at 6:00p and going to 9:00p. Joe D'Angeli from the Wildlife Conservation & Education Center of Ridgefield Park will be displaying some of bats from the Center, and will be available to answer question visitor may have about the bats, as well inform people about the helpful benefits bats offer the communities in which they live. There will bat movies, & documentaries about bats. Also scheduled to be on display is a version of the Batmobile from T.V. The Meadowlands Environment Center is located at Two DeKorte Park Plaza Lyndhurst, NJ, 07071. For more information please call 201-257-2231 or go to http://moodle.rst2.edu/meadowlands/
The second day of Batstock 2013 will take place on Saturday 24-August at Mexicali Live located at 1409 Queen Anne Rd. Teaneck , NJ Doors open at 3:00p and there will be a chance to look at , and buy varies Bat Themed art & other merchandise. Performances will begin at 6:00p Tickets for this days event are $10 in advance, or at the door. For more information about tickets, and the schedule of the performers please go to http://mexicalilive.com
The final night of Batstock 2013 will be held on Sunday 25- August at the Teaneck Creek Conservancy located at 20 Puffin Way Teaneck, NJ. This will feature an outdoor bat walk by Joe D’Angeli of the Wildlife Conservation & Education Center of Ridgefield Park, will close out the three-day weekend of Batstock events. Learn how bats use echolocation and play vital ecological roles as the world's ONLY flying mammal. There will be an exhibit presentation including Mr. D'Angeli's famous family of LIVE bats (as seen on MONSTERQUEST, ODDITIES and many others) - Then we will walk along the TC Conservancy trails and watch the abundance of bats fly around as they fulfill their nightly role as New Jersey's #1 insect eater! Program is intended for adults and children 5 and up and is held both in and outdoors. Rain or shine. Space is limited and pre-registration is required.
Members $5.00 Non-members $10.00
Advanced tickets are recommended as seating is limited!
For more information, tickets, directions, etc.
or call : 201-257-2231
|Scenes from Bat Stock 2011|
|Scenes from Bat Stock 2012|