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Bat Basics + Bat Count

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: 

  1. 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. 
  2. You will need to have your own vehicle to drive between the two locations. 
  3. We encourage you to bring a light snack/ drink to enjoy during the presentation. 
  4. Pack your own lawn chair and blanket to get cozy while we wait for the bats. 
  5. 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

Intro to Xeriscape Class

Learn about xeriscape gardening from Sigrie Kendrick, Executive Director of the Okanagan Xeriscape Association. Xeriscaping is gardening with the natural conditions that you live in, rather than fighting against them. This class will teach you principals of design and planning, soil improvement, practical turf areas, efficient irrigation, appropriate plant selection and much more! By adopting xeriscape techniques you can create a beautiful, sustainable landscape, eliminate chemical use, conserving water and creating habitat for birds and butterflies.

The class will be 1.5 hours long with 30 minutes at the end for Q&A. BYOQ- bring your own questions! The more specific the better, this is your opportunity to get insight into your own garden plans.

Pre-registration is required, and tickets are $30.00 per person. Feel free to bring a snack/ drink as the class runs through dinner time for most people.

The Bug Guys

Come to the Allan Brooks Nature Centre on Wednesday, July 6th for an evening with The Bug Guys! Stu will present a variety of live, exotic animals including slithering, creeping, and crawling critters of all kinds. If you are crazy for snakes, turtles, birds and bugs, you won’t want to miss it! We’ll start the evening at 6:00pm with a show and tell presentation, which will include information about each of the species along with fun and interesting facts! The event will run from 6-8pm, pre-registration is required, and space is limited to 96 guests. The cost is $10 for adults, $5 for kids ages 4-17, free for kids 3 and under. (There is no need to register kids 3 and under). In addition, the Interpretive Centre and Grasslands Trail will be open in the evening.

Guided Trail Tour

Join us on a short walk through our rare and delicate grassland ecosystem! Learn about grassland plants and animals, their special traits that allow them to live in this hot, dry habitat and how they interact. Touch, smell, and feel as we explore the wilderness all around us!  This tour starts at the trailhead and follows an easy gravel path loop around the centre.

Fee: $5.00 per person (youth under 16 + ABNC members are FREE!). Registration is required. 

***Please note, ABNC programming will be cancelled should the temperatures exceed 35C, for the safety of all patrons and staff.

Guided Trail Tour

Join us on a short walk through our rare and delicate grassland ecosystem! Learn about grassland plants and animals, their special traits that allow them to live in this hot, dry habitat and how they interact. Touch, smell, and feel as we explore the wilderness all around us!  This tour starts at the trailhead and follows an easy gravel path loop around the centre.

Fee: $5.00 per person (youth under 16 + ABNC members are FREE!). Registration is required. 

***Please note, ABNC programming will be cancelled should the temperatures exceed 35C, for the safety of all patrons and staff.

Guided Trail Tour

Join us on a short walk through our rare and delicate grassland ecosystem! Learn about grassland plants and animals, their special traits that allow them to live in this hot, dry habitat and how they interact. Touch, smell, and feel as we explore the wilderness all around us!  This tour starts at the trailhead and follows an easy gravel path loop around the centre.

Fee: $5.00 per person (youth under 16 + ABNC members are FREE!). Registration is required. 

***Please note, ABNC programming will be cancelled should the temperatures exceed 35C, for the safety of all patrons and staff.

Guided Trail Tour

Join us on a short walk through our rare and delicate grassland ecosystem! Learn about grassland plants and animals, their special traits that allow them to live in this hot, dry habitat and how they interact. Touch, smell, and feel as we explore the wilderness all around us!  This tour starts at the trailhead and follows an easy gravel path loop around the centre.

Fee: $5.00 per person (youth under 16 + ABNC members are FREE!). Registration is required. 

***Please note, ABNC programming will be cancelled should the temperatures exceed 35C, for the safety of all patrons and staff.

Guided Trail Tour

Join us on a short walk through our rare and delicate grassland ecosystem! Learn about grassland plants and animals, their special traits that allow them to live in this hot, dry habitat and how they interact. Touch, smell, and feel as we explore the wilderness all around us!  This tour starts at the trailhead and follows an easy gravel path loop around the centre.

Fee: $5.00 per person (youth under 16 + ABNC members are FREE!). Registration is required. 

***Please note, ABNC programming will be cancelled should the temperatures exceed 35C, for the safety of all patrons and staff.

Guided Trail Tour

Join us on a short walk through our rare and delicate grassland ecosystem! Learn about grassland plants and animals, their special traits that allow them to live in this hot, dry habitat and how they interact. Touch, smell, and feel as we explore the wilderness all around us!  This tour starts at the trailhead and follows an easy gravel path loop around the centre.

Fee: $5.00 per person (youth under 16 + ABNC members are FREE!). Registration is required. 

***Please note, ABNC programming will be cancelled should the temperatures exceed 35C, for the safety of all patrons and staff.

Guided Trail Tour

Join us on a short walk through our rare and delicate grassland ecosystem! Learn about grassland plants and animals, their special traits that allow them to live in this hot, dry habitat and how they interact. Touch, smell, and feel as we explore the wilderness all around us!  This tour starts at the trailhead and follows an easy gravel path loop around the centre.

Fee: $5.00 per person (youth under 16 + ABNC members are FREE!). Registration is required. 

***Please note, ABNC programming will be cancelled should the temperatures exceed 35C, for the safety of all patrons and staff.