Bats play a huge role in preventing diseases carried by insects, yet they face a devastating disease themselves, as listeners will learn during a program tonight, Thursday, Aug. 29. from 6 to 7 at the River Common Amphitheatre, Northampton and River streets, Wilkes-Barre.

Stop by to learn about bats, the role they fill for agriculture and the comfort they provide by controlling backyard insects.

The program, Bats and the Watershed, will be led by the Carbon County Environmental Education Center and the Riverfront Parks Committee as part of the Wonders of Nature series that will be held through Sept. 25.