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ROXBURY – The Roxbury Conservation Commission will host October Bat Fest and dedicate an entire month to these beneficial flying mammals with activities every weekend and plenty of opportunities for the public to participate.

A Bat House workshop will be held at 12:30 p.m. on October 3 after the Roxbury Tractor Parade, which begins at 9 a.m., so that participants can create a special bat house in their backyard.

The Interpretive Hike at Mine Hill Preserve is co-sponsored with the Roxbury Land Trust and will be led by John Smoliga at 9 a.m. on October 9.

There is a resident bat population in the reserve and Mr. Smoliga will cover topics of the flora and fauna of the reserve as well as its history and land use, resulting from its unique geology.

Bats: Winged Wonders with bat conservationist Maureen Heidtmann will begin at 1 p.m. on October 17.

Ms. Heidtmann is a bat expert, certified wildlife curator and licensed wildlife rehabilitator.

She will discuss these beneficial flying mammals.

Storywalk on Joey’s Trail will be an interactive experience bringing the story of “There Was an Old Lady Who Swallowed a Bat” at 6:30 pm on October 22nd.

This event is suitable for all ages.

Trunk or Treat at 5:15 pm On October 30, a fun month will end with candy at the Minor Memorial Library.

Registration for the event is available by emailing Erin at [email protected]


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