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Incredible Bats and Nocturnal Animals at the Rend Lake Visitor Center

BENTON, IL – The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers at Rend Lake will host Naturalist Sharon Peterson and her creatures of the night on July 24th at 10 a.m., 12 p.m., and again at 2 p.m. at the Rend Lake Visitor Center.

During this program, Sharon will provide an interactive multimedia presentation and an up close and personal view of an Egyptian Fruit Bat, an African Straw-Colored Fruit Bat, and other nocturnal critters! The show engages people of all ages by educating the audience about nocturnal animals, while dispelling the myths surrounding these misunderstood creatures.

Since 1996 Sharon has been promoting bat and wildlife education throughout the Midwest. This unique program is an opportunity you don’t want to miss. As always, programs provided by the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers at Rend Lake are free, open to the public, and suitable for all ages.

On Saturday, July 31, the Environmental Science Series will continue with “Babaloo’s Music and Fun show,” a concert encouraging carefully controlled kid chaos!

For more information about Rend Lake’s Environmental Science Series, please contact the Rend Lake Project Office/Visitor Center at 618-724-2493 or like our official Facebook page at