Anyone interested in a bat outing at Volo Bog? It’s on Friday the 5th – the day before the slip n’ slide party. All are welcome. If you are traveling a great distance for the party on Saturday, you are welcome to do so and stay Friday night, if you want to see the bats. Here’s the info:

Bats in Your Belfry? An Evening with Bats at Volo Bog State Natural Area

Friday, August 5 & Saturday, August 6 7:00 p.m. – 9:00 p.m.

Come get to know these fascinating mammals of our night skies. After a slide show intro and discussion, Volo Bog Naturalist Stacy Iwanicki will lead a visit to Illinois’ largest known nursery colony of little brown bats. Part of the program is outside: bring lawn chairs, blankets, binoculars & insect repellent (please do not pre-apply repellent!). Ages 7 to adult are welcome. Reservations are a must as group size is limited. Please phone 815-344-1294 or email