Jasper County Conservation will be offering a bat netting program at 7:30 p.m. Aug. 17 at Ashton Wildwood Park.
The event will include a short overview of bats found in Iowa. At dusk, special guest Dr. Russell Benedict will set up nets to give participants a chance to see live bats. After the netting program has finished participants are welcome to join the Des Moines Astronomical Society for the weekly program at the observatory. For more information, contact the Jasper County Conservation Board office at (641) 792-9780.