Note: This event is on hold, pending an assessment of the COVID-19 situation as the date draws closer. Any decision to proceed with the event will be confirmed no later than two weeks out. Please monitor the NFN web site for updates.
Liv Monck-Whipp of NCC will tell us about the general biology of bats and the different species that are in our area. Once it starts to get dark, we will go on a short hike looking and listening for bats. Various devices will be used to help us see and hear them. We will meet at the Backus Woods parking lot at #750 East Quarter Line Road, south of Hwy. 24, and then walk in to some of the restored fields of Backus Block. Participants should bring a headlamp or flashlight, bug spray or bug jacket, long sleeves/pants and appropriate shoes for a short hike. In 2019 we witnessed and heard various species of bats and a number of Whip Poor Wills. Questions? Contact Len at 519-718-4216.
Meetings are held on the second Tuesday of each month at the Vittoria Community Centre. Doors open at 7:15 p.m. and the program begins at 7:30 p.m.
Various field outings are also planned throughout the year, and include trips to local conservation areas, bird banding, winter tree identification and much more. Field outings are free of charge.