October 27, 2018 - 6:00pm

Events In & Around DeSoto State Park: 

Campfire Talk: BATS ALIVE! 
Part of Spookapalooza

Join us for a fun campfire talk in the Great Outdoors! Campfire Talks are a series of educational & entertaining programs located in the great outdoors. Campfire programs are held many Friday & Saturday evening (May –October) in DeSoto State Park.

Vicky Beckham Smith of A-Z ANIMALS presents a fascinating program about those night creatures people either love or hate….Bats!

Bats are the only mammals capable of true flight. With extremely elongated fingers and a wing membrane stretched between, the bat’s wing anatomically resembles the human hand. Almost 1,000 bat species can be found worldwide. In fact, bats make up a quarter of all mammal species on earth! A little known fact is that the bat plays an important role in many ecosystems. They help to keep the populations of insects and bugs from getting too high & also help with pollination, something that the bees and birds are usually given all of the credit for. Bring along the family to see Vicki’s live collection of bats!

Program sponsored by Friends of the Little River Canyon National Preserve, JSU Field Schools and DeSoto State Park. Be sure to bring your own comfortable camp chair or blanket, as seating is limited.

Date: Saturday, October 27, 2018

Time: 6:00-7:00 p.m.

Where: DeSoto State Park in Fort Payne, Alabama. Campfire Ring in the Improved Campground. (Campground gate will be open to the public). Large CCC Pavilion in the Picnic Area in case of rain

Fee: Free & open to everyone. Great for all ages! For info call 256.997.5025 or email