Annually, Nebraska Wildlife Rehab releases a group of bats (approximately 200 to 300 of the big brown bat species; photos from 2011 above and below, courtesy Nebraska Wildlife Rehab) received over the winter, primarily removed from people's houses.
The release allows the bats to return to the wild on an evening selected very carefully, as ideal weather conditions must be met.*
The 2014 release event is Monday, April 21*,
beginning at 6:30 pm
in Joslyn Art Museum's east sculpture garden. Guests are encouraged to bring picnics, but respectfully asked to leave dogs at home for this particular event (ensures a safer release for the bats).
This event is subject to last minute scheduling/postponement due to weather conditions. Please be sure
to check Nebraska Wildlife Rehab's website for updates on the event. www.nebraskawildliferehab.org/bat_release
A hands-on activity sponsored by Nebraska Wildlife Rehab will be available for younger guests.
The release will happen at dusk (approximately 8:15 pm).
The Museum's galleries will be closed, but restrooms inside the atrium entrance will be accessible to attendees during the event.
Admission is free. Join us!