Event: Bat Hike (Field Event)

08:00 PM
09:30 PM

Liv Monck–Whipp of Nature Conservancy of Canada 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 Quarterline Road and then walk in to some of the restored fields of Backus Block.

The event will take place between 8 and 9:30 p.m. Participants should bring a headlamp or flashlight, bug spray or bug jacket, long sleeves/pants and appropriate shoes for a short hike. In 2018 we witnessed and heard various species of bats and a number of Whip Poor Wills. Questions? Contact Len at 519-428-6796.

Note: On occasion, circumstances beyond our control may require cancellation of a planned event. All event cancellations will be posted on the NFN web site.



Meetings are held on the second Tuesday of each month, at the Simcoe Seniors Centre, Pond Street, in Simcoe. Doors open at 7:15 p.m., and the program begins at 7:30 p.m.

Field Events

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.

Download the 2016-2017 Speaker and Field Outing Schedule.