Lauren Sandhu, a Hancock Parks District naturalist and University of Findlay instructor, will offer a presentation about bats in Ohio at the UF Rieck Center for Habitat Studies’ fall open house, to be held Sunday, Oct. 22 from 1:30-3:30 p.m.
Sandhu will also lead visitors through an activity to demonstrate the spread of white-nose syndrome, a deadly disease that affects North American bats.
Coffee and donuts will be served at 1:30 p.m., and the program will begin at 2 p.m.
Located between Findlay and Arlington at 17311 County Road 166, the Rieck Center’s 54 acres, which include two miles of trails that weave through woodlands, grasslands, along wetlands and past a variety of other habitats, will be open for exploration and learning.
The Center is used by various UF science classes for observation, study, research and entertainment, but is open to the public all year. For more information on what the site has to offer, visit www.rieckcenter.org. Questions can also be directed to Ben Dolan, Ph.D., director of natural areas and plant collections at UF, and associate professor of biology.