Training for bat spotting will be held at 6 p.m. May 19 at DNREC’s Aquatic Resources Education Center, 2520 Lighthouse Road, Smyrna.

The Delaware Department of Natural Resources and Environmental Control’s Division of Fish & Wildlife is encouraging the public to participate the annual Delaware Bat Count.

Training for bat spotting will be held at 6 p.m. May 19 at DNREC’s Aquatic Resources Education Center, 2520 Lighthouse Road, Smyrna.

DNREC’s Division of Fish & Wildlife is seeking volunteers to help locate bat roosts and count bats exiting their daytime resting areas, with data from the bat count providing scientific information, such as bat numbers and distribution of bat species found in Delaware. After training, volunteers will adopt a known bat colony and commit to counting the number of bats within their adopted colony at least twice this summer. To RSVP: 735-8674.

For information, visit dnrec.delaware.gov/fw/bats.