An Evening with Bats: Apps and Echolocation

A hands-on evening program at Crane Flat introduces Yosemite visitors to the science of studying bats using echolocation technology.
September 17, 2016

Are you curious about Yosemite’s flying mammals? Spend a Saturday evening at Crane Flat with interpretive ranger Lisa Murphy, enjoying refreshments and exploring the habitat, lives and sounds of Yosemite’s bats!  Here’s your chance to ask all your bat-related questions. What do they eat? Why do they sleep upside down? Learn how bats use sound to navigate their nighttime environment, and get a hands-on introduction to cutting-edge echolocation monitoring equipment, part of a recent donor-funded research project that allows scientists to record and identify different species’ high-pitched chirps.

This interactive science-focused experience is a must for anyone interested in bats or wildlife management. Bring your walking shoes for a stroll around Crane Flat at the end of the evening!

Enjoy back-to-back evening programs by combining this experience with Full Moon Hike and Refreshments on September 16.

The Experience Package includes park entry (as needed) and camping at Yosemite Valley (Sept. 17). Camping is not required to participate. Upgrade your package to stay at Yosemite Valley Lodge (Sept. 17), Any unused rooms in the room block will be released 45 days before the program. Information about upgrading will be emailed after you sign up. View a suggested evening program packing list

Hiking: Easy
Elevation: 6,200’
Experience Package: $79
Naturalist Guide: Lisa Murphy