Bat-tastic Night Walk

Event Details

July 21st, 2017, 9:00 PM - 11:00 PM

Gambling Lake (Lindbrook), Alberta
Inventories and Monitoring

Batty for bats? Or maybe you just want to learn a bit more about these seemingly mysterious creatures of the night? Join us for a night walk on the beautiful Gambling Lake property. With the guidance of a bat expert from the Alberta Community Bat Program, we will be walking to the lake monitoring for bats on the property!

If you’d like to carpool to the event, please click here to add your car or join a ride going to the event. There is also a wait list feature if there isn’t a ride there yet that works for you. Happy carpooling!

Please email the event contact to join the waiting list.

More Information

About Gambling Lake (Lindbrook)

Gambling Lake is an ecologically diverse, 63 hectare (150 ac.) property just north of Miquelon Lake provincial park that features mixed boreal forests, shrublands, grasslands, lake shores and wetlands. The area’s extensive wetlands provide habitat for a diversity of waterfowl, including blue-winged teal, American wigeon, northern pintail, lesser scaup and bufflehead. Even trumpeter swans, considered endangered in Alberta until July 2014, have been spotted on the property!

NCC acquired the Gambling Lake property 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 be joined by Cory Olson from the Alberta Community Bat Program. He will be giving a talk on bats before leading us on a walk to Gambling Lake while monitoring for bats using a bat detector. We will head out just after sunset, as that's when bats begin to come out with peak activity levels being only 30 minutes after sunset.

Why you will love it

This is an exclusive event on our property at NIGHT! Lead by only our flashlights and the night sky, we will be collecting data for the North American Bat Monitoring Program. You will also have a chance to ask all your burning bat questions to our local expert Cory Olson!

Questions?

Contact Andi Romito: andi.romito@natureconservancy.ca

Please Note

Additional information will be sent to you after you have registered for the event. Event will go rain or shine, however the success of bat detection is weather dependent.

Moderate fitness level required
No toilets on site
Carpooling can be arranged
Water and snacks will be provided
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
  • Close-toed footwear
  • Long pants
  • Long shirt
  • Warm layers of clothing
  • Rain gear
Tools
  • Headlamp or flashlight
Miscellaneous
  • 1 Litre of water in a reusable bottle
  • Any necessary medications