A Night with the Bat Man

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August 22nd, 2016, 6:00 PM - 9:00 PM

Chase Woods (Duncan), British Columbia
Habitat Restoration

Join bat man Todd Carnahan, who will bring his bat box, bat poster and information on helping bat colonies. While waiting for the bats to come out, help with restoration and maintenance of the trails of Chase Woods.

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About Chase Woods (Duncan)

A living example of old-growth, coastal Douglas-fir forests, Chase Woods is located on Mt. Tzouhalem of southeastern Vancouver Island. Made up of spectacular cliffs and sensitive wetlands, the 41 hectare (101 ac.) preserve is home to several rare species, including peregrine falcons, sharp-tailed snakes and Oregon white oak plant communities.

NCC acquired Chase Woods with the assistance of the Government of Canada’s Natural Areas Conservation Program (NACP), a unique public-private partnership to accelerate the pace of land conservation across southern Canada.


What you will be doing

Volunteers will remove invasive plants along the trails while waiting for dusk and the emergence of furry fliers.

Why you will love it

The caves of Chase Woods are home to several bat species, including the Townsend’s big-eared. By protecting land here, NCC is helping to ensure bats have safe places to roost, hibernate and birth their young. We will learn what makes good bat habitat and how to protect them.


Contact Todd Carnahan: bc@conservationvolunteers.ca

Please Note

Chase Woods Nature Reserve is located at 1505 Khenipsen Road. From highway 1 turn East onto Trunk Road and continue onto Tzouhalem Road, at the roundabout continue straight to stay on Tzouhalem Road and turn left onto Khenipsen Road. There will be a large stone cairn marked Chase Woods Nature Reserve on your left. Follow the long driveway up the hill into the property. We will meet at the end of the road.

People of all fitness levels can participate
No toilets on site
All tools will be provided by NCC

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Item Checklist

While we do our best to provide you with the tools you need to participate, please bring the following items if you have them:

  • Clothes appropriate for evening
  • Gardening gloves, if you have them
  • Water bottle