Free Bat Seminar Scheduled for Tuten Park

Just in time for International Bat Week, a free bat seminar will be held at Tuten Park (3801 Nelson Rd.) on Saturday, October 20, 2018, from 9-11 a.m.

The seminar, presented by Theresa Cross, SWLA Master Naturalist board member, will provide an information-packed seminar dedicated to these nocturnal creatures.

“Participants will get a closer look at the importance of bats to humans, the particular species the inhabit Louisiana and their diets,” said Irvin Louque, Tuten Park program manager. “Information on a bat house design that works well for Louisiana-native bats will be presented.”

There is no cost to attend the seminar, but space is limited. Pre-registration is required and can be completed by visiting bit.ly/TutenEd or calling (337) 491-8770.

“Our parks are a critical component of quality of life in the City of Lake Charles,” added Mayor Nic Hunter. “Programs like these are a small part of a larger effort we are making across the city through our Partners in Parks initiative to expand opportunities for citizens of all ages to make their way outside and explore science and nature in their own backyard.”

In July of 2018 the City of Lake Charlese launched its citywide Partners in Parks initiative aimed at investing private and public dollars to improve park infrastructure and expand programming. 

Individuals interested in investing in city parks made do so online by visiting www.foundationswla.org.

Tuten Park, located at 3801 Nelson Road, is a 24-acre park with natural woods, walking paths, butterfly garden and more. It’s open Tuesday – Saturday from 9 a.m. to 7 p.m. and from noon to 7 p.m. on Sunday. The park is closed on Mondays for cleaning and maintenance.

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Published: 2018-09-19

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