Bat Lady wings to NW Stream Center | A&E brief

Oct 12, 2016

The Adopt A Stream Foundation is hosting The Bat Lady at 7 p.m. Friday, Oct. 21, at the Northwest Stream Center.

The Bat Lady also goes by the name of Barbara Ogaard. She rehabilitates injured bats for the Sarvey Wildlife Center and is a researcher for Bat’s Northwest.

“The Bat Lady puts on quite a show,” said Tom Murdoch, foundation director. “She has this unique ability to engage little kids and old gray beards at the same time.”

Live bats will be part of the presentation, along with photographs of bats from around the world and some bat puppets.

Learn how bats are beneficial to the natural world. They pollinate bananas, breadfruit, avocados, dates, figs, peaches and mangoes.

In the tropics, bats spread seeds for trees that are essential for the rain forests. In North America, bats control insects. (In fact, a single mouse eared bat can eat up to 600 mosquitoes in an hour.)

Wear a Halloween costume and receive a free salmon poster from the Adopt A Stream Foundation.

Advance registration is required by calling 425-316-8592. The cost is $5 for members, $7 non-members.

The Northwest Stream Center in Snohomish County’s McCollum Park is at 600 128th St. SE in Everett.

For more information, go to www.streamkeeper.org or call 425-316-8592.

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