Bat festival 2014 in Adatara

The twentieth bat festival was jointly held by Fukushima Forest Eco Life Foundation and Bat Study and Conservation Group of Japan in Forest Park Adatara in Fukushima on 23rd and 24th, 2014. Forest Park Adatara is a camp site situated on the side of Mt. Adatara which you can enjoy camping, walking, Onsen and barbecuing out in nature. We held the bat festival there to support Fukushima following the Great East Japan Earthquake.

Bat exhibition was displayed from July 19(Sat) to August 24(Sun) at the Shinrin Gakushukan in Forest Park Adatara.

Entrance of Shinrin Gakushukan.
On the window glasses you can see the bat display.

A view from the entrance

Shinrin Gakushukan means a facility to learn about forest and forestry. There is a parmanent exhibition of traditional Japanese style wooden house. We placed some bat toys. Can you see? Actually some bat species use human houses as roost sites.


How many of them are bats? Can you find?

Bat fact panels.

Bat designed items are In the glass cases.

There are also questions in the drawers related to the display.

Life-sized bat shape is on the floor.

August 23 Saturday

14:00-15:00 What are bats ? by Yushi Osawa (Bat photographer)
15:15-16:15 Let's find insects in the field! by Toshimasa Mitamura (Fukushima Mushi-no-kai)

Bat Watching

20:00-22:00 Social gathering

August 24(Sunday)
9:30-10:30 The effect of radiation on mammals in Fukushima Prefecture by Fumiharu Konno (JA Fukushima)
10:45-11:45 Bats in Fukushima by Yoji Sato (Wild Animal Society of Fukushima)

13:00- Annual general meeting of the Bat Study and Conservation Group of Japan

Go back to bat festival page