Dickson Mounds Museum "Goin Batty" On Sunday

(Lewistown, IL) -- Dickson Mounds Museum will be presenting "Goin Batty" this weekend. Sharon Peterson of Incredible Bats will present a live bat show featuring Egyptian Fruit Bats and African Straw-Colored Bats. The presentation will highlight the importance of bats, e.g., how they help pollinate plants and trees and eat mosquitoes and dispel many myths. Participants will have an up-close look at these unique creatures. Photo opportunities with the bats will be available after the presentation. Local researchers will also be on hand to provide insight into the bat populations of the Illinois River Valley. Kids may also enjoy hands on craft activities before and after the program. The presentation will be from 1 until 4 p.m. on Sunday, with the live bat show beginning at 2 p.m. Free tickets are available beginning at 1 p.m. on Sunday and are available on a first come first served basis. Seating is limited in the auditorium. All ages are welcome.