The bat festival in 2013 was held on July 13th(Sat.) and 14th(Sun.) at Ozora-cho, Abashiri district, Hokkaido
Bat pictures and specimen were exhibited at the festival site,
On July 13th, researchers from different areas in Hokkaido told the participants
about their bat surveys.
On the evening of July 13th, the bat watching event was held and more than
100 participants from around Hokkaido enjoyed an evening "fly-out"
of Parti-colored bats Vespertiliio murinus from a short distance.
On July 14th Mr Nakajima, a bat photographer, had an introductory lecture
about bats. 20 out of 50 participants were pre-school children, they were
impressed by the talk and asked a lot of questions to Mr. Nakajima.
Kids received 2 of 3 different bat designed wrapped chocolates after the
Many bat books and bat designed items were sold at the festival venue.
* EZOBAT, a bat research group in Hokkaido donated 23,000 yen to support the bat festival 2013. We are deeply grateful for their kindness.
【About festival site】
July 13(Sat.) and 14(Sun), 2013
Exhibition"Bats in Japan"From June 15 to July 14, 2013
Memanbetu Kenshu-kaikan, Ozora-cho, Abashiri district, Hokkaido
（〒099-2323 3-1-4 Nishi-sanjo, Memanbetsu, Ozora-cho, Abashiri district, Hokkaido）
▼Bat watching and festival banquet
【Festival organizer】Dohtoh Bat Research Group, Bat Study and Conservation Group of Japan
【Supporter】Ozora-cho office, Ozora-cho board of education
【Time table】 ■July 13(Sat.) at Memanbetu Kenshu-kaikan Bat fauna in Hokkaido (a little challenging) All bat talks are free and no reservation is neeeded. 13:00〜14:00 "Are there 500,000 bats in Dohtoh area?" Norihisa Kondo（Dohtoh bat research group） Q&A, 15 minutes break 14:15〜15:15 Is Tossho-zan rich in bat fauna? Looking for roosts of Fraternal Myotis Myotis frater and Ikonnikov's Myotis Myotis ikonnikovi Hiroshi Dewa(O-sara-pet bat research center） Q&A、15 minutes break 15:30〜16:30 About Ussurian tube-nosed bat Murina ussuriensis Hirofumi Hirakawa (Forestry and Forest Products Research Institute) Q&A、15 minutes break 17:00〜18:30 bath time （Himawari Onsen, Hotel Sansui, and so on. walking distance from the festival venue） 18:50 Participants are to start moving to Taisei Community Hall, bat watching event venue by bus. 19:00 〜20:30 Parti-colored bat watching Reservation in advance is necessary（Insurance premium 150 yen） Watch a capture survey by Mr. Kondo and students from Tokyo University of Agriculture and emergence of Parti-colored bats 21:00〜 Festival banquet at Taisei Community Hall with mutton barbecue and hors d'oeuvres Reservation in advance is necessary 3000 yen for adults, 1000 yen for pre-school children Accommodation: Reservation in advance is necessary. 1800 yen at Taisei Community Hall with no food −−−−−−−−−−−−−−−−−−−−−−−−−−−−−−−−−−−−−−−− ■July 14 (Sat.) at Memanbetsu Kenshu-kaikan All bat talks are free and no reservation is neeeded. 10:00〜11:30 Bat talk(for general public) About bats by Hiroaki Nakajima(Wildlife photographer) and Norihisa Kondo（Dohtoh bat research group) Talk about bat life with pictures and videos After the bat talk, chocolate will be distributed to pre-school kids. 13:00〜 Annual general meeting of Bat Study and Conservation Group of Japan 14:00〜 Clean out the exhibition【Contact】
Bat Study and Conservation Group of Japan office 〒249-0001 Hisagi, Zushi city, Kanagawa
TEL,FAX 046-873-3677 e-mail:firstname.lastname@example.org
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