Spring up to help local bats

BC Community Bat Program’s Okanagan Coordinator asking for help with bats.

With bats waking from hibernation and many returning to the area from long migrations, Paula Rodriguez de la Vega provided ABNC with some great information on helping these little eco champions. Here are some things we can do as we head into spring.

Pallid Bat – Gerson Herrera

Bat boxes and contacts

If you want information about bat boxes, please see our website:  https://www.bcbats.ca/index.php/bat-houses. The Okanagan Community Bat Program sells 4-chamber bat boxes for $150 each, with all proceeds going to bat conservation. 

Alternatively, you can buy them at the Peachland Visitor Centre or at the Vernon Allan Brooks Nature Centre.  Or build your own as per this link:   https://www.bcbats.ca/attachments/Bat_houses_in_BC_2015.pdf

Our program depends on various grants and donations.  If you feel so inclined to support the Okanagan Community Bat Program, please go to:  https://www.bcbats.ca/index.php/get-involved/support-the-bat-program.


Paula Rodriguez de la Vega

Okanagan Region Coordinator, BC Community Bat Program


Toll free: 1-855-922-BATS (2287) ext.13

Help us detect white-nose syndrome in B.C.  Please report dead bats and unusual bat activity in winter.  Call our toll free line:  1.855.922.2287, ext.13.  For more information see www.bcbats.ca.

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