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BATS Magazine

VOLUME 16, NO. 3 Fall 1998


Vacationer's Guide to Bat Watching


The much-requested Vacationer's Guide to Bat Watching is now available through the BCI catalog, and bat fans won't want to leave home without it! The convenient, spiral-bound guidebook lists more than 70 parks, zoos, museums, and other sites in the U.S. and Canada where visitors can view either wild or captive bats or participate in bat programs and exhibits. In addition to general information about bat watching, the 100-page guide gives details for each site--such as operating hours, admission fees, descriptions of special bat programs, and a list of bat species that can be seen.

Bats have grown so much in popularity in the last half-decade that this guide more than tripled the number of site listings from its precursor, a 1991 BATS article listing 21 bat-watching sites. New bat-related programs and exhibits are cropping up daily at sites across the continent, and BCI will continue to update the guide with these new listings.

The Vacationer's Guide is available to BCI members for $9.95 from the BCI catalog at 1-800-538-BATS (2287) in the U.S. and Canada, or 512-327-9721. You can also order the guide and other BCI catalog products on-line at www.batcon.org/catalog/topcat.html

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All articles in this issue:
On the Cover
Bat Workshops: Putting Conservation Into Practice
Workshops Scholarships: An Investment with Exponential Returns
1999 Bat Conservation and Management Workshops
Memoirs from Bat Camp
Growing Needs, Expanded Training
Hidden Housing - Artificial Bark for Bats
BCI Highlights
Legal Protection Gained for Bats in Sarawak, Malaysia
Wish List
Thirteen Countries Celebrate European Bat Night
Vacationer's Guide to Bat Watching
1999 Student Scholarships Applications Available
Experience the World's Most Amazing Bats with Merlin Tuttle on BCI Founder's Circle Tours

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