LITCHFIELD — The White Memorial Conservation Center will offer the free 11th annual Celebration for the Bats at 7 p.m. Saturday, July 24, at 80 Whitehall Rd.

Presented by Gerri Griswold to celebrate 29 years of crusading for bats. 

The festivities begin with bat-themed cupcakes and lemonade in the Activity Shed and a bat chat with Gerri Griswold and her bat AmBATsador, Rex, a big Brown Bat.

As darkness sets in, participants may count a bat colony as it emerges from the Green Barn.

Preregistration is required by calling 860-567-0857 or by registering online at

Donations will be greatly appreciated to help defray the Conservation Center’s programming expenses.

Those seeking more information may call 860-567-0857 or visit

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