Sharon and Dan have been promoting bat education in the Midwest since 1996. Our goal as bat educators is to inform people about the many benefits of bats.

We enjoy all different kinds of animals, not just bats! Over the years we have owned dogs, cats, fish, rabbits, rats, reptiles, amphibians, and skunks. We bring our skunks to shows so that people can enjoy a native species of animal that loves to be petted and handled by anyone.

We travel all across Illinois, and have had shows in Wisconsin, Indiana, Ohio, Michigan, Iowa, Missouri, and Kentucky, Arkansas, West Virginia, Virginia. In 2016 did 4 shows in Ontario, Canada.


Dan Peterson

Dan is a bat naturalist with over 20 years of experience caring for Fruit bats. Dan’s profession is custom carpentry and remodeling in the Chicago-land area. Some of his favorite activities are nature photography, attending classic rock concerts, and caring for our fruit bat colony, three cats, and three skunks.


Sharon Peterson

Sharon is an elementary school teacher/ librarian. She has been trained by Bat Conservation International in the conservation of bats. Her passion for bat education started with a Girls Scout project. The response to the program was so great that she and Dan decided to move forward as a bat educators.