Vaughan invited to spend an evening with bats

April 30, 2017 by  

Bats are considered to be the world’s only flying mammal, and during an upcoming Vaughan event, the public will have an opportunity to learn more about these helpful yet often misunderstood creatures.

The Kortright Centre for Conservation will be hosting an information session that will discuss bats and the role they play in the area’s ecosystem, as well as their ability to use echolocation to find the insects they eat. The white nose syndrome that poses a potential threat to Ontario’s bats will also be included in the conversation, as well as tips people can use to help them identify any bats they see.

After the classroom portion of the evening is complete, the group will head outdoors to observe the bats feeding at dusk, and attendees will have an opportunity to learn how to identify them using the echolocation sounds they make. The cost for the session has been set at $25 each, and everyone is invited to join in. Those who organize an event such as this can use digital copying to produce copies of items such as ID sheets and bat house plans that can be distributed to each person who participates in the session.

The Bat ID Walk and Interactive Survey will take place at the Kortright Centre for Conservation on July 4. It will run from 7:30 pm until 10:00 pm, and further information can be found on its website.