If you missed the conservancy’s last Bat Walk on July 14, there will be another event on Saturday, August 11. From 7 p.m. to 9 p.m., bat biologist Stephanie Remington will host an evening walk.
Participants will experience “bat detectors,” which convert ultrasonic bat sounds to frequencies audible to humans, while learning about the history of local bats. All participants must be at least 8 years of age. General admission costs $15 and $10 for supporters of the conservancy.
On Saturday, August 18, the conservancy will host a tarantula walk at 6:30 p.m., followed by an astronomy night at 8:30 p.m. The following morning, there will be a family nature walk on Sunday, August 19 from 8:30 a.m. to 10:30 a.m. Admission for all three events is $10 for adults, $5 for kids ages 8 and older and free for supporters. A flashlight is recommended for the tarantula walk, and astronomy night attendees are advised to bring warm clothing, a red cellophaned flashlight, binoculars and an optional beach chair.
The Richard and Donna O’Neill Conservancy is located at 28672 Ortega Highway and can be reached by phone at 949.489.9778.