Hoots and Howlers Blog

2023 BC Annual Bat Count report

BC Bat Count results are in and available for readers. Each year the BC Bat Count results are published and available for review here https://bcbats.ca/bat-basics/community-bat-publications/ This report on bat counts […]


News Release July 24, 2023 OKANAGAN AND SIMILKAMEEN REGION, BC – Are you noticing more bats around your house or property? You are not alone! Mid-summer is the time when […]

BC Annual Bat Count helps monitor endangered wildlife

Program calls for bat roost reports and volunteers Written By: Paula Rodriguez de la Vega, Okanagan Region Coordinator, BC Community Bat Program, May 23, 2023 Okanagan – Similkameen regions, BC   […]

Blossoms and Berries — Uses of wild Sunflowers and Saskatoon berries.

Check out Roseanne Van Ee’s recent nature column in the Vernon MorningStar! Learn about different uses of some of our local plants and how to make an Saskatoon Pie!

ABNC presentation — Grasslands Conservation Council of BC.

Alexis Olynyk outlines programs and purpose of Allan Brooks Nature Centre in Vernon BC

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 […]

Disease threatens BC’s Bats – Need your help

OKANAGAN AREA, BC – B.C.’s bats, including the well-known Little Brown Bat, are threatened by a fungal disease headed towards the province from Alberta and Washington State. The Okanagan Community Bat […]

Bat Week at ABNC ends Oct 29th

Why BatWeek? “Bats in BC help control agricultural and forest pests, as well as mosquitoes in our yards – but now bats need our help” says Mandy Kellner, Coordinator for the BC Community Bat Program.