July 6, 2019 @ 8:30 PM – 10:00 PM

WHEN: Saturday July 6th , 2019, at 8:30pm

WHERE: Meet at Building 72 in the Arboretum at the Central Experimental Farm, east of the Prince of Wales roundabout


  • 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

COST: Free admission, donations gratefully accepted during the tour

INFORegister here or call 613-230-3276.