Arboretum at Night: Wine, Cheese and Bats

Photo by Oksana Manning

Bats are the only mammals capable of true flight and they have radiated into almost every habitat on earth. They are responsible for eating millions of night-flying insects, dispersing seeds in rain forests and pollinating plants in deserts.

Most things that people think that they know about bats are not true. Bats are not blind, they don't get entangled in human hair and they do not carry rabies.

Guests will enjoy wine and cheese while Cullen Geiselman gives a brief summary of the world's bat species, their habitats, life histories, dispels common bats myths as well as discusses the eight bat species found in the Houston area. Visitors will go on a "bat walk" on the Arboretum grounds to spotlight and detect bats using an ultrasonic bat detector.



Houston Arboretum and Nature Center
4501 Woodway Dr.
Houston, TX 77024


$40 general public; $30 Houston Arboretum members.
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