Bat Nights In The Garden

Group Sizes Are Limited | Registration Required | $12.00 per Participant

Bat Nights in the Garden with Barbara Williams

May 18, 2019  7:45 PM – 10:15 PM
June 15, 2019  
8:00 PM – 10:30PM
July 15, 2019 
8:00 PM – 10:30 PM

August 14, 2019 7:30 PM – 10:00 PM

September 12, 2019 6:30 PM – 9:00 PM


Join us as we enjoy the music of the night creatures in the garden under the full moon.  Using a “bat detector,” which lowers the pitch of bat calls, we will be able to hear the bats and learn the different patterns of each species’ calls.  We’ll also listen for frogs and insects that sing at night.

We’ll meet in the lobby of the visitor center and have a short photo presentation to get acquainted with the bats of the Rockford area. Then we’ll go out to sit on the pond deck to watch and listen for bats and anything else that’s active.

The programs will be cancelled in the event of inclement weather. Overcast skies are fine for the bats, but rain, strong winds and unusually cold temperatures will prevent both bats and participants from being outside.

Payment must accompany registration.  Refunds for classes registered through Anderson Japanese Gardens will be issued if participant cancels at least five days prior to class date.  Anderson Japanese Gardens reserves the right to cancel events in which case, a refund will be issued.