Support Local Journalism. Join the Cleveland Scene Press Club.

Wing Commanders 

A real-life bat-man headlines today’s Bat Gala at South Chagrin Reservation. And even though Rob Mies doesn’t sport a rubber costume, he does know a thing or two about daring rescues in the dark. The founder of the Organization for Bat Conservation has dedicated his life to the nocturnal flying mammals. “Bats are very important, misunderstood, and going extinct,” he says. Plenty of the winged creatures will be on hand at the fest -- including a Malaysian flying fox bat that boasts a six-foot wingspan. Participants can make crafts, sing songs around a campfire, and catch a screening of, yep, Batman. Says Cleveland Metroparks naturalist Tim Krynak: “More and more people are realizing that bats are important components in our environment.”
Sun., Aug. 26, 5-11 p.m.

We welcome readers to submit letters regarding articles and content in Cleveland Scene. Letters should be a minimum of 150 words, refer to content that has appeared on Cleveland Scene, and must include the writer's full name, address, and phone number for verification purposes. No attachments will be considered. Writers of letters selected for publication will be notified via email. Letters may be edited and shortened for space.

Email us at [email protected].

Support Local Journalism.
Join the Cleveland Scene Press Club

Local journalism is information. Information is power. And we believe everyone deserves access to accurate independent coverage of their community and state. Our readers helped us continue this coverage in 2020, and we are so grateful for the support.

Help us keep this coverage going in 2021. Whether it's a one-time acknowledgement of this article or an ongoing membership pledge, your support goes to local-based reporting from our small but mighty team.

Join the Cleveland Scene Press Club for as little as $5 a month.

Speaking of Highlights

More by Marge Perko

Read the Digital Print Issue

January 26, 2022

View more issues

Most Popular

No recently-read stories.

Visit the archives…


Never miss a beat

Sign Up Now

Subscribe now to get the latest news delivered right to your inbox.


© 2022 Cleveland Scene: PO Box 1028, Willoughby, OH 44096-1028, (216) 505-8199
Logos and trademarks on this site are property of their respective owners.

Website powered by Foundation