Over the last decade, the bat populations in Ottawa (and Canada) have significantly declined due to the white-nose syndrome.
Learn about our flying furry friends, Ottawa’s bats species, their superpowers and their habitat.
Learn foraging and roosting features used by bats and practices that can be used to improve these features.
We will be going to the pond to see if we can catch their aerial acrobatics, and eavesdrop using a special bat detector.
We’ll also discuss how our backyards, landscapes and forests can be managed to best suit bat habitat.
Bring a flashlight, good footwear and bug repellent! The tour leader is Bettina Henkelman
Although the tours are free and open to the public, please register in advance
Free admission, donations gratefully accepted during the tour