Biologists are requesting reports from citizens of bats found hibernating during the cold season. In the winter, bats have been reported to hibernate in caves, rock crevices or abandoned mines, but most specific locations in BC are unknown. We also have increasing anecdotal evidence that they might hibernate either singly or in small numbers in human created habitat such as buildings, chimneys, firewood piles etc.
Do you want to know more about bats? Are you interested in becoming a Citizen Scientist?
Join biologist Leigh‐Anne Isaac to see a local bat colony and become trained as a Citizen Scientist. Participants will learn about local bats and how to conduct an Annual Bat Count to monitor populations.
(Presentation at 8:30 pm followed by a bat count outside. Free refreshments!)
More info: 1-855-9BC-BATS ext. 14
Habitat Acquisition Trust is looking for volunteers to help count bats in the Greater Victoria area. If you are interested, please contact them at firstname.lastname@example.org or 250 995-2428, or visit their website www.hat.bc.ca for more information.