The Houston Arboretum & Nature Center's 'Going Batty'
The Houston Arboretum & Nature Center presents “Going Batty,” a fun evening event geared toward adults on Friday, Sept. 22. Pictured: A group walking with a bat detector. (Photo courtesy of Houston Arboretum)
The Houston Arboretum & Nature Center presents “Going Batty,” a fun evening event geared toward adults on Friday, Sept. 22 the night before “Bat Fest,” a family friendly festival that is free and open to the public.
Did you know that bats are the pollinators of the tequila agave? At “Going Batty,” adults 21 and over can enjoy a delicious tequila popsicle from KICPOPS as they listen to bat expert DeAndra Ramsey, who will discuss the important role of bats in our ecosystem as pest control, seed dispersers, and pollinators. The group will then go on a bat hike using special detectors to listen to bat sonar over the Arboretum.
Please dress for the weather and wear walking shoes.
DeAndra Ramsey received her B.S in Biomedical Science at Texas A&M University. She has worked in the conservation community for more than 15 years. She began her career at the Houston Zoo in 2010, where she was involved in many conservation initiatives ranging from pollinator conservation to habitat restoration.
Ramsey was awarded the title of Conservation Champion for her work with the Texas Bat Monitoring project she has led at the Houston Zoo, along with facilitating the partnership between the Houston Zoo and Bat Conservation International. She also works with Buffalo Bayou Partnership to further conservation education efforts in relating to the amazing urban wildlife we have here in Houston. Ramsey joined the Hana and Arthur Ginzbarg Nature Discovery Center as Executive Director in 2021.