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Lake Home & Cabin Show brings bats to Madison

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Courtesy: "The Bat Zone" with Rob Miles Courtesy: "The Bat Zone" with Rob Miles

MADISON (WKOW) -- If you're a true Wisconsinite chances are you spent time at a lake home or cabin this past year. With an estimated 175,000 seasonal homes saturating the state, Wisconsin is the "cabin capital" of the Midwest!

Now in its 12th year, the Lake Home & Cabin Show is Wisconsin's only show that specializes in vacation homes and the second home lifestyle.  The show offers a stimulating three-day lifestyle experience with more than 125 exhibitors showcasing everything you need and want for your lake home, cottage or cabin.

On Friday, Rob Miles with "The Bat Zone" stopped by Wake Up Wisconsin.

Miles and his nocturnal friends will be one of the special features at the Lake Home & Cabin Show.  Through his "Live Bat Encounter" special stage programs and "Bat Zone" display you'll see lots of live bats and learn fascinating facts about these unique mammals. You'll encounter a big brown bat from North America and hear its high-pitched echolocation with a "bat detector," meet fruit bats from Africa and Asia, and finally, come face-to-face with the largest bat in the world, the Gigantic Flying Fox Bat from Malaysia -- with a 6-foot wingspan!

Mies is the founder and director of the Organization for Bat Conservation at the Cranbrook Institute of Science in Bloomfield Hills, Michigan.

Don't miss the interactive and entertaining "Live Bat Encounter" presentations on the Cabin Living Stage with Rob Mies, presented at 4 and 6 p.m. on Friday, noon, 2 & 4 p.m. on Saturday and 11 a.m. and 1 p.m. on Sunday.

Click here to learn more about the show.

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