Going Bat-ty

Event Details

August 27th, 2019, 8:00 PM - 10:30 PM

Hicks Property, (Hastings Lake), 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 Hicks property. With the guidance of a bat expert from the Alberta Community Bat Program, we will be walking the property monitoring for bats!

If you’d like to carpool to the event, please click here. Happy carpooling!

Please email the event contact to join the waiting list.

More Information

About Hicks Property, (Hastings Lake)

The Hicks property contributes 149 acres (60 ha.) of native aspen/poplar forest to a network of parks and private conservation projects within the region, just 10 km south of Hastings Lake. Featuring rolling hills and scattered wetlands, the area hosts an abundance of wildlife, including elk, American beaver and wood frog. Hicks also provides the public with a convenient trail system to get out and enjoy nature in a low-impact way.

NCC acquired the Hicks  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

You 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 around the property 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!


Contact Hannah Schaepsmeyer: alberta@conservationvolunteers.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

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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:

  • Closed-toe footwear
  • Long pants
  • Long shirt
  • Warm layers of clothing
  • Rain gear
  • Headlamp or flashlight
  • 1 Litre of water in a reusable bottle
  • Any necessary medications