The educational programs at the Myrtle Beach State Park have provided my family with hours of information and entertainment over the past two years. They have a daily schedule, but what I’m looking forward too is “Bat Chat” on Thursday night (August 11th) from 7:30 to 8:45 p.m.
If you’ve ever been to the park at night, the bats are hard to miss. I can remember walking from the beach to the campground one evening at dusk and there were so many that you could actually hear them! Now before anyone goes running in terror, the critters had no interest in me or my family. They were just out doing their batty little thing. And once I got over the initial anxiety, they were cool – and they were everywhere.
During Thursday night’s class, there will be a lecture and outdoor presentation where we’ll get to see bats hunting for insects and hear what is typically beyond the human ear’s range with a “bat detector”.
The price is $5 per person, in additional to park admission. The rangers ask that you wear closed toe shoes and bring a flashlight. The group will meet at the Activity Center. I, personally, also recommend you wear mosquito repellent.
The MyrtleBeachforFamilies.com family will be there and we hope you join us!
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