Join our rangers for a short 1/2 mile walk along our beautiful marshes and winding creeks and witness nature at its finest! Watch our flying friends take flight over the setting sun and learn about the world of bats. Hundreds of bats leave their houses every evening to hunt for insects.
There are a lot of misconceptions about bats. They are not rodents; they are mammals – the only mammals that fly! They do not attack humans. In fact, they prefer to avoid humans. However, sick or injured bats may not have any fear of humans. They are not aggressive and less than 1% of bats ever contract rabies. They will bite if they feel threatened so never try to catch a bat or pet it, especially with your bare hands. Bats are nocturnal, meaning they roost during the day and leave the roost in the evening. They are your natural mosquito control!
This program is good for all ages.
Cost: $4 – $7 per person plus $5 ParkPass per vehicle (purchase your annual ParkPass to save all year long).
This is one of four programs offered during our Take Flight Weekend. Attend all four programs for $15.
ABOUT FORT MCALLISTER:
Located south of Savannah on the banks of the Ogeechee River, Fort McAllister showcases the best-preserved earthwork fortification of the Confederacy. The earthworks were attacked seven times by Union ironclads but did not fall until 1864 — ending Gen. William T. Sherman’s “March to the Sea.” Visitors can explore the grounds with cannons, a furnace, bombproof, barracks, palisades, and more, while a Civil War museum contains artifacts, a video, and a gift shop.
Nestled among giant live oaks, Spanish moss, and salt marsh, this park is a beautiful location for camping, fishing, boating, and picnicking. Seven cabins sit on stilts near the marsh, surrounded by palm trees and palmettos. The shaded campground is bordered by tidal Redbird Creek, a boat ramp, fishing dock, and a nature trail. A large picnic area offers river views and playgrounds, while another boat ramp provides access to the Ogeechee River.
For more information, visit www.gastateparks.org/FortMcAllister or call the park office at 912-727-2339.