Join us at Allan Brooks Nature Centre for a one hour class on “Bat Basics” with our lead nature interpreter, Alexis Olynyk. Learn more about what makes these nocturnal mammals so fascinating and important! After the presentation, we will drive to a private residence 30 minutes away for a formal bat count (this address will be disclosed after the presentation). The bat count will be led by Anna Skurikhina, a project coordinator at the Stewardship Centre for BC. We will be counting bats until it is too dark to do so (approximately 10pm).
**IMPORTANT** Due to the location of the bat count, there is a limit of 9 parking spaces available and a total of 15 tickets that will be sold. Please ensure you secure a “vehicle pass” (at no charge), then proceed to adding the amount of tickets for your group.
Things to keep in mind:
- The bat count is weather dependent. If the weather does not meet certain criteria, we will reschedule this portion of the event to a different night.
- You will need to have your own vehicle to drive between the two locations.
- We encourage you to bring a light snack/ drink to enjoy during the presentation.
- Pack your own lawn chair and blanket to get cozy while we wait for the bats.
- Children 12 and older are welcome! This is an exciting opportunity for them to participate in real research.
If you have any questions, please contact Chelsea at 778-943-2335