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Did you know that bats use the same form of navigation to find their dinner as porpoises do? They are the only mammals that can fly and call their babies “pups.” Bats are such an impressive and important part of our ecosystem. Go batty with us and learn how this nocturnal and extremely helpful animal partners with us every day. Take home your own flying bat and try a bat snack that should not be missed!

Budding Gardeners: Going Batty is sponsored and presented by the Ortega Forest Garden Circle, which is part of the Garden Club of Jacksonville. Master Gardener Volunteer Cyndy Reynolds, president of the Ortega Forest Garden Circle, will share fascinating details about bats as pollinators and show a real bat house.

Budding Gardeners is aimed at children in grades 1-6 to discover gardening, conservation, and wildlife through interactive programs, crafts, and outdoor projects. Children and their parents or caregivers collaborate during a morning of healthy and fun activities.

Each registration includes one parent and child.

The program is free for members and only $5 for nonmembers, but space is limited. Registration is required, so we know how many supplies to provide. Please call 904-355-4224 if your child cannot attend.

Become a member today and get a BIG discount!

Free for Garden Club members | $5 for nonmembers

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