"BATSTOCK 2016"


*Since 2006, millions of hibernating bats in the North East have died from a disease known as White-nose Syndrome (WNS), named for a cold-loving white fungus (Geomyces destructans -now known as Pseudogymnoascus destructans) typically found on the faces and wings of infected bats. WNS causes bats to awaken more often during hibernation and use up the stored fat reserves that are needed to get them through the winter. Infected bats often emerge too soon from hibernation and are seen flying around in midwinter. These bats usually freeze or starve to death.

Proceeds collected from BATSTOCK will go to White Nose Syndrome research, bat rehabbers and org's and to our ongoing bat conservation and education efforts.

 

"BATSTOCK" is New Jersey's answer to The UNEP's INTERNATIONAL BAT NIGHT--a global event highlighting these fascinating animals celebrated worldwide.

Partnered with BAT CONSERVATION INTERNATIONAL, EUROBATS

and THE UNITED NATIONS ENVIRONMENT PROGRAM, NJ's "Bat-Man" promises the best "BATSTOCK" to date!

"Three days of peace,love,music....& BATS"

(Click on each day's poster below for more info!)

Night #1 Sun. Aug.21 Bat Walk/Program

 

 

Check out a few photos and highlights of previous years "BATSTOCK" events below!