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)
20:00-22:00 Social gathering
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
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