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August 10, 2017 @ 1:15 pm - 3:00 pm PDT
WHAT: We are invited to attend a second Bat Count with biologist and bat enthusiast Trudy Chatwin at the home of Laurel Daly in Nanoose. We will learn about the different bats that live in our area: Townsend’s, Yuma, Little Brown, Big Brown and Myotis evotis (long-eared) and learn how to carry out a proper bat count. This data is being collected for the BC Community Bat program. It is important for Vancouver Island to do these counts before the possible spread of white-nose syndrome, which has virtually wiped out many Little Brown Bat populations in parts of North America. Hopefully we will be able to carry on this work in other locations in and around Nanaimo in the future.
WHEN: Thursday, August 10. 8:15 pm
WHERE: Laurel Daly lives at 1897 Stewart Road in Nanoose Bay. This is very near to Moorecroft Park, where we had our September 2016 Explorer day.
Explorer Day Etiquette:
- Be prepared to HAVE FUN!
- Pre-registration with your Club Leader is required for most Explorer Days (Friends are welcome if space permits).
- Please arrive 5-10 minutes before the scheduled start time to ensure enough time for passport stamping and organization. Starting times are firm, and Leaders cannot wait for late-comers!
- Please stay with the Leader and let them know if you are leaving early.
- Children must always be accompanied by an adult guardian, who is responsible for their behaviour. Children consistently disrupting the experience of others may be asked to leave.
- Bring appropriate weather gear, sunscreen, snacks, water, and other useful tools like binoculars, sketch books, cameras, and magnifying glasses.