(Pilot Knob) Some people may not be aware that the Arcadia Valley has a spot that is designated as a federally protected nature preserve.
The public only gets a couple chances each year to check out this interesting location up close.
Russell Myers is a volunteer for the U.S. Fish and Wildlife, the entity that manages this special area.
He says your opportunity to view this place is coming up on Wednesday, September 28th and Saturday, October 1st.
The reason these bats live on top of the mountain is the constant cool temperature.
Myers, a geologist from Arcadia, and Jon Bergenthal will also be a part of these special hikes on Pilot Knob Mountain.
Myers says you will also learn about the geology of Pilot Knob Mountain and why those jagged rocks are exposed to begin with.
The Pilot Knob Nature Preserve hikes on Wednesday the 28th and Saturday the 1st are limited, so you need to pre-register by calling the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service at 573-222-3589.
Once you have registered, you will receive a location and time to meet for your hike.
It’s a two mile round-trip hike and the terrain is very rugged, so make sure you dress accordingly.