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Chadwick Arboretum & Learning Gardens

College of Food, Agricultural, and Environmental Sciences


Bat Walk at Chadwick Arboretum North

Join us on a Full-Moon Saturday evening for a guided bat walk around Chadwick Lake. Bat researcher, naturalist, and OSU student Ayden Van Fossen will lead an hour-long walk around Chadwick Lake, where we will sight Big Brown Bats and use a heterodyne bat detector to hear their echolocations.

We will meet at the rear entrance of the Nationwide & Ohio Farm Bureau 4-H Center at 8:30 p.m. As this event is held after sunset, this guided walk will be lit by a full moon.  Flashlights will not be used during the walk, but they are encouraged for finding your way to and from your car. 



About Ayden Van Fossen:

Ayden is a rising senior in SENR and majoring in natural resource management. This past summer, he's been in Kentucky’s Red River Gorge researching Virginia big-eared bats (Corynorhinus townsendii virginianus) with the University of Cincinnati. Up until his time in KY, he was a part of OSU’s Social Bat Lab under the supervision of Dr. Gerald Carter. During that time, he had the pleasure of working with common vampire bats (Desmodus rotundus).

Ayden has always  had a love of science, research, and educating the public. The last 2 years, he was a part time naturalist at Highbanks Metro Park where he was able to share his love of bats and nature with countless people.







For more information, email Hayden Belleville​