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Go see bats before they hibernate at Quinta do Covelo

There will be a Special Edition of the "Evenings with Bats" [Noites com Morcegos] initiative, on 25th October, at 5pm, at CEA - Environmental Education Centre, at Quinta do Covelo.

This activity is held in the framework of the "Ambiente em Família" municipal programme, and it is oriented by Luzia Sousa of the Rectory of the University of Porto.
Take this opportunity to know this night creature and dispel myths about this nocturnal flying mammal. For starters, bats are the only mammals capable of flying like birds and their vision is more accurate than that of most humans.

Nature provides children and adults alike with enriching experiences, by experiencing the great outdoors and thus profiting from an array of social, educational and planetary benefits.

There are 27 bat species in Portugal, all insectivorous, and eight of those are endangered species. Bats usually communicate with each other through high frequency chirps, screeches, and songs, which they use to hunt.

This session is participation free, but subject to availability. Children must be over 6 years old and must be accompanied by an adult at all times.

Registration is required till 4 pm on the day of the session via